This is the illustration for the cover of GUNNM Last Order vol.2.
The concept of the illustration of GUNNM is naturalistic composition. Different from Aqua Knight illustrations, I don't use collage which is out of perspective.
One exception is "Scrap Heaven", but it was only a desperate solution to cover low PC spec. It tends to be a one-man show of Gally, so it needs great effort to make variation of illustrations.
In GUNNM Last Order, the stage is a future city "Zalem". To express it, mere beautiful skyscrapers and shopping malls are only boresome.
After considerations, I decided to draw Gally who broke the outer wall of Zalem and looked back. The title "Air Hole" means destruction of control system of Zalem. The distant view of beautiful clouds is the symbol of freedom, but for wing-less human, it also means death.
These metaphors in titles and perspecives are characteristic in GUNNM illustrations.
Please see making history for details of the making process.
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