Galactic civilisations in Newby

Once again John is my captive subject. He’s really looking forward to spring when I can get out and paint something else. Another painting done in the dark, this time of John playing at creating and destroying civilisations. I drew the scene carefully first, and had to do so much rubbing out that I completely took the surface off the paper, so got the old blotting paper effect. At least with this subject I didn’t have to hurry – John can spend hours entranced in developing technologies, fighting foes and sneaky diplomacy.