Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Heroines of Sci-Fi!

Piece for Sarah Smith at Spectra Pulse about science fiction heroines. This one was pretty fun. Its nice to let my inner (and sometimes not so inner) nerd walk over a page sometimes. You'll notice my heroine actually quit smoking after the sketch stage of this piece, which was a really big step for her, and Im very proud.

6 comments:

ILANA KOHN said...

whoa! what a dream assignment! and give her a pat on the back for nixing the smoking for me.

ILANA KOHN said...

btw, did you ink this thing TWICE?!

Andrew DeGraff said...

nope. I inked it in different colors to easily break it down and recolor and then added the watercolor background and photoshop-ed 'em together.

ILANA KOHN said...

smart! great way to simplify and have more control!

jashar said...

sweet illo! who was the inspiration? ellen ripley?

the palette matures so much from the inks to the post-photoshop final. did you have a final color palette in mind or did it just evolve as you were working on it?

Andrew DeGraff said...

It was mostly inspired by Ripley. I wanted sort of a dirty/brawler type. As far as the palatte, it was definitely inspired by this salon I run by in Ridgewood. It's a very alien place. Kind of Miami on LSD.