A classic/1950s-esque sci-fi heroine, riding a rocket ship. It’s certainly a theme I’ve explored in the past. The result is that I went through about 3 revisions on the pose, changing her expression, pose, positioning repeatedly, until I landed on this one, with exaggerated hand positioning and faux startled expression that lands it right in that 40s pinup era I cherish.
Her outfit is of my own design, but the theme being what it is, it had to be shiny, simple, and a bodysuit. The padding and pen-striping gives it and her a bit more shape and form. The green clasp adds some contrast to all of the reds. The styling of the suit (the clasp, silver coloring, and the pen-stripes) tie the outfit into the ship.
And that ship. Whew. I think the first impulse for this is to go with a straight silver rocket ship that’s standard for (generic) science fiction from the period. Well, hooey on that. I researched period cars, and pulled together elements from various large-engined autos. I then layered them onto the outline of a generic 1950s rocket ship. And you just KNOW she would have a candy apple red rocket ship. Seriously. Let’s talk chrome. Chrome is a fun challenge, but also a pain in the BUTT to do. It reflects EVERYTHING. The shapes and colors around it as well as It’s own contours. That includes light AND color. think I spent about 8 hours getting this ship to the point I approve of it. I also added my name to it in a boss 1950s car font. Woot.
I definitely wanted the Squidgy Alien to be more fun/cute than menacing. If you look at the piece sideways, you can kinda tell a bit more just how goofy he is. He almost has 3 eye stalks and 2 “arms” (although they end in eyes as well).
And the background fades out at the edges as opposed to my usual fade in from character. I just thought it would be an interesting affect that reflects a lot of illustration from the period that tends to fade out towards the edges.”
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