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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
This is a pin-up I did perhaps a month or so ago during one of those rare instances when I didn't have a deadline looming over me. I was very happy to be able to draw something just for myself, and excited that I came up with an original idea to illustrate; meaning nothing based on a pop culture character or property.
The inspiration here was purely from a visual standpoint, as I was thinking about some of the cool space suit designs I've seen in comics and cartoons over the years. I particularly like the ones where the suit, and specifically the helmet, is so huge and cumbersome that it looks like a couple people could fit inside it. In other words, something only a cartoon character could wear. So I thought it would be cool to design my own giant space suit and have somebody wearing or using it in an unconventional way. I went through a couple of so-so versions before I came up with the idea of having a girl reclining in the unzipped helmet. I'm really happy with how this turned out because it's a funky drawing that exists for no other reason than to be fun to look at, which is the kind of thing I don't get to do as much I'd like.
Posted by Glen at 7:03 PM