no one is ever really gone…

no one is ever really gone…

Saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi again today. Coincidentally, it is also exactly one year since Carrie Fisher’s death. It was great to see her on the big screen for her last and most iconic role as General Organa so I thought I would whip up a quick tribute to my favorite Disney Princess, Princess Leia Organa in a role that defined her career; the young and defiant rebel princess.

illustrated tribute to Steven Spielberg

illustrated tribute to Steven Spielberg

Illustrated Tribute to Steven Spielberg

As I continue to refine my illustration skills to digital equivalents of my hand skills I keep experimenting with techniques. One of the great places I get to try different exercises is with Planet Pulp’s rogues gallery challenges every month. I was honored to be part of the crew this year and have been trying new ideas out every month since I joined up.

This month was a tribute to Steven Spielberg so all of his work was fair game and I thought I would play with Indiana Jones. The first image is a vector spot illustration with a nod back to classic illustrators I studied over the years.

The second piece is the same image, but interpreted as an attempt to paint using the digital bitmap tools I have available to me.