Saturday, 2 August 2008
Pencils Of Venus
Here are some of the pencil sketches and thumbnails that led to the final painting. I left out a lot, there were piles of drawings for this one. I really spent a lot of time exploring this image and changing things around. Even up to the final painting I was still changing elements. The initial idea here was for a girl and a bright pink robot in a boat together. Afterwards I had no idea where this came from but during the process it felt like I was chasing a definite narrative. I knew I wanted a different robot. More organic and filled with ambiguity. I wanted people to wonder about whether it was a machine or not. I instantly liked the heroine, a young girl in some sort of space suit. I felt right off that she was the kind of person who has adventures.