Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Applying study to style

I found a picture on the net (I'll link to it as soon as I can find the source, again) and I was really drawn to it. The picture is of a woman, very pin up art style/ alternative model, but what I liked about the photo was the 1-2-3 combination of light hitting the top of her head, shoulder and butt. So I did a study where it was a bit more of a photo copy but making sure I hit those high points. I don't think however, that just copying a photo is always good enough of a practice. I decided to take what I loved about the photo and stylize it so that I could apply that design style.

Also, in the photo she wasn't holding a cigarette holder, with a lit cigarette on it. I changed that to boost up some interest, storytelling and to paint some smoke.

Something I've wanted to do for a while.

I love Sci-fi and I love Ghost in The Shell. I've always been drawn to the idea of The Major in her own environment and taking in tons, and tons of information. I've always thought it was cool because it made kind of a statement of how overwhelming the future is with information and how this character is able to navigate it all. I did this piece on a weekend when I made time for myself to do a piece I'd been wanting to do. Sort of a fan art but in my own take of the story( I don't really do fan art unless it's a redesign).