Astral Plane Warrior (Nov. 1986)

One of the rediscovered drawings… notes scratched out on the back show an original title as “the fate of Macbeth”. I recall we were reading Macbeth in school at the time (which is still my favorite Shakespeare play) and starting the drawing with images of knights, or “Thanes” as in the story.  This of course was obviously changed by my love of Yes music, and the consequent influence of Roger Dean’s artwork.  Shakespeare’s Scotland and armor are replaced by floating rocks and psychedelic colors and clothing.

Unlike James Cameron, I am not afraid to admit ripping off Roger Dean 😉


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