Emilien Rotival
1000 pièces
48 cm x 68 cm


The Jigsaw

Defy time and sail through the ages! What has become of this place several centuries later? By completing this Jigsaw puzzle, discover all the wonders of this city. It’s up to you to imagine the events that left their mark through history. Emilien Rotival revisits the universe of Ancient Knowledge, a game by Rémi Mathieu.

The Illustration

In the original illustration, the hill with the megaliths is about to be swept away by the force of a furious torrent rushing down the mountain. Using a palette of blues, the aquatic theme remained, but this time the idea was to show the places engulfed by the rising waters, which a diving expedition would explore many generations later. The challenge with this image was to play with colour and contrast to convey the sense of the aquatic environment and the sombre ambience of the depths, but also to show the passage of time without making the landscape unrecognisable.

Emilien Rotival

Drawing has been a hobby of his since he was a child, and he has always been fascinated by comics and games boxes. Trained as an engineer, Emilien Rotival decided, after a 7-year career, to return to his first love: drawing. He has been an illustrator for 10 years, and board games have gradually become his main activity, much to his delight.

His illustrations are particularly colourful and bright, and he has a real talent for managing light in sunny scenes. He prefers to illustrate fantasy worlds.