Charcoal, Pastels, Watercolor on hot press Arches (canvas-gallery wrapped). The original is 16 x 20 inches.
Starting with a reference photograph a friend took in Venice (used for the costume and shield), I added a new face and a new alien friend. I envision this scene to take place in the far future. It is a costumed parade where humans and other beings from across the universe come together. The trappings of war (helmet, spear, shield) are decorative and symbolic. The celebration is to honor the end of all wars everywhere - peace forever.