Amazing mash up of organic and inorganic. I have always had a fascination with this type of picture. So beautifully painted and the sepia gives it the sense of a print from a book of a long lost civilisation - or perhaps one still to come.
That's amazing! The whole idea is mental – in a good way – I adore this kind of absurd surrealism. The way that the idea of a snail, all gooey and organic and slow is contrasted with the hard, speeding metals is very interesting to me. I like the way this concept of speeds is accentuated by the pocket-watches that make up the snail's tail. The whole thing is slightly steampunk, slightly fantasy, slightly psychedelic, and all surreal. All my favourite things! I'm really engaged by the amount of interesting textures that you've been able to achieve here, especially in the sway of the grass and the shine on the mettle of the items of the snail's shell. The smudgy sky looks truly wonderful, too – and the snail skin is just magnificent! All these elements come together to create a very convincing little microcosm. The contrasts in the tones of the image are very skilful, the snail creature stand-out wonderfully. I really appreciate the way the sky brightens around it's 'shell', it's like a halo. I also think it's really sweet how the dog in the corner, being so dark, pulls a little bit of focus, he really does create an extra little bit of dynamism. The composition is very effective; your strong perspective really gives the snail a sense of movement (which I imagine is a difficult thing to do with a snail). The way the tower divides the page is quite marvellous as well.