Continuing the story of our heroine as she seeks to discover the truth behind her grandmothers sudden disappearance sees her finding freedom amongst the wire. Her trusty Hunstman Arms Co. assault rifle slung low at her back and the and her gaffs dug deep she cuts directly into the line in an effort to throw her pursuers.
I’ve wanted to work on a power lines image for a while and this story gave me the perfect chance to do just that. Creating a forest of lines amongst the buildings below was a fun way to cut apart the space into sections while allowing it to feel airy and free. The color was chosen for mood as much as it’s ability to create a little more space behind the figure.
Prompts for classes start getting old after the first year. But sometimes they can really help you along with making things that you actively enjoy. For this assignment the prompt was to take a fairy tale/folk tale and re-imagine it.
Taking Little Red Riding Hood and dragging it through a distopian police state with a hint of cyberpunk I worked up a backstory and came up with a few key scenes to illustrate.
Above we see Red as the W.O.L.F special police closes in. Her grandmothers disappearance has led her to dig too deep into the governments affairs.
I love Blade Runner. It’s actually a shame it’s not in my movie collection yet. I’ll have to remedy that in the near future and see if I can’t grab it on blu-ray. The gritty atmosphere, the details and Scott’s ability to create a world you can almost smell are all on show here. If you haven’t seen this one, you’re missing out.
In an effort to push my limits a bit more in the digital realm, this piece was done entirely in the computer. I had a rough sketch I worked out in my book but from there I worked exclusively in photoshop. I really wanted to push myself on detailing an environment as well. The city is such a huge character in the movie and gives just as much to the narrative as the actors. The color scheme is worked from a base CMYK set up and this was actually created with cmyk layers for screen printing. I’ll likely never work that way again, it’s just so much hassle to set everything just right, but it did teach me a lot as much as I hated it.