I've finally finished a piece that I started way back in April as a sketch responding to Nepal's devastating earthquake, and over time became a more involved painting. The effects of the disaster go well beyond aftershocks - they are still being felt today by millions of Nepalese people in several other forms, many of which are intangible. This is my personal attempt to capture that feeling. Whether that's in literal or symbolic form is up to interpretation.
Piero Macgowan is a Mexican-born, Senior Concept Artist at Firaxis Games in Baltimore, USA, as well as an Illustrator, Fine Artist, and College Professor. Since joining Firaxis in 2007 he has played a pivotal role in developing the XCOM franchise from the beginning, as well as providing support for other projects like the Civilization franchise. He obtained his B.F.A. in Illustration with Honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art.