Description: Also entitled “Soldier of Tomorrow” by Julie Bell. This piece was originally the first illustration Julie did for the Sega Genesis/TG16/Game Boy version of Turrican. The art directors saw it mid progress and requested some changes, so Julie shelved this piece and created a second one with Boris, which became the published version. She later came back to this one in 1996 to finish it, hence the later date on the painting.
“It was originally intended for Turrican. The art directors saw it mid-progress and wanted to add “more muscles.” So, I stopped working on it and did the one that they used, then finished it later because I thought it was pretty cool as it was. I liked how his face was coldly dispassionate and robot-like.”
Medium: Oil on board
Image Area: 16 x 22 inches
Image Source: Original