Painting Process: Cyberpunk Painting 009

Another painting of Lisa. Oh, and for those interested in that sort of thing, I spent most of the time working on this listening to the audiobook of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

Basic illustration. The initial photo showed Lisa's spine rather dramatically, especially as she was being lit in such a way that it highlighted her vertebrae, so I knew I wanted to build a piece around that.

Basic colour layers dropped in.

Initial background construction. I had the idea of her being in some sort of engine/turbine facility, probably being influenced by the ideas of the Nautilus, only on a much larger scale. I very deliberately did not make the turbines terribly symmetrical, choosing instead to have them caving in on themselves over time.

Basic background painting. There is the suggestion of water falling from the ceiling, implying that this facility is deep beneath the ocean.

Adding cables and some lighting effects to add some more depth to the background as well as adding in elements implying what is directly beneath her.

Painting the framework Lisa is sitting on. Using more of a neutral grey to separate it from the background, but more depth and detail in the background needs to be added.

Starting in on painting Lisa. A bit more work has been done on the background to keep adding depth.

All metal modelling completed. She is really jumping forward in this piece.

Glass energy effects added.

Overall metal polishing added in as well as another lighting effect behind Lisa to add depth to the framework. And specifically, more lighting effects added to her back to go with the initial lighting from the photo that inspired this piece in the first place.

Prints of this piece can be purchased at this link.