I’ve been wanting to get into the science fiction genre of illustration, but it’s tough since I haven’t put in as many hours into stiff structures and mech-y parts. I’ve put in way more time into the fantasy genre, not to mention mostly female figure illustrations.
I was again trying to replicate some Peter Mohrbacher. Coming up with cool colors, lighting and interesting composition is challenging.
Since GIMP hasn’t been as cooperative with my hardware these days, I actually did this one completely in Photoshop. The smudge tool lags a whole lot, so I just kind of try to manually blur/blend things with the brush or just filter it out.
Some day I hope to be nearly as good as the artists I admire.
Cheers to more finished work!