The Moon Dynasty

I have always loved the drawings of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, even more than his paintings. It was not only his incredible ability to capture people's expressions and psychology which fascinates me, but the modern approach to background sketching and use of frames. They all look very fresh and traditional at the same time.
That was the main inspiration behind The Moon Dynasty which in the process turned into something different. The chrome spherical helmet... no, I don't have any idea where it came from. Funny that while the main focus on Ingres compositions was the face I completely hide this one from you.