Welcome to 2012! Kickstarting the year I am proposing that I do Illustration Friday every week for the whole of 2012. It’s been a while since I last participated. You can check the tag and see just how long ago it’s been!
So that’s 52 illustrations in one year. Surely that’s not difficult (!).
As for my interpretation of this week’s topic “highlight”: I’ve recently been on a noir bent (then again, when am I not?) – reading Darwyn Cooke’s and Ed Brubaker’s comic book stories and watching film noir. I always find the play with light contrasts fascinating.
I’m still trying to get the hang of Corel Painter 12 (maybe it’s my shitty Wacom tablet), but it’s simply practice, practice, practice isn’t it?
Media: Corel Painter 12 and Photoshop CS5.1 for colour edits
Painting is inspired by a still from Laura (1944) starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney, which is a film you should watch because it is beautiful and has great suspense. ♥