illustration

Drawn: Arcade

March 26, 2015

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I’ve been working on this on-and-off for about a month. Digging in when I really felt like working on a more complicated piece.Β This year I’d like to try and focus on some illustrations that feel “bigger” and like they tell a story.

I love the bright colors and crazy shadows bouncing around in a good arcade scene. I let loose a bit, experimenting with brushes and colors. It’s another resolution of mine to keep pushing past my instinct to use lazy, literal colors.

I’ve been blowing off the dust on the tumblr I use for my illustration work this week, too. You can follow along here!

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I used some of these fashion editorials as reference and inspiration. Aren’t they fantastic? I just want to capture more of these moody, neon feelings. So rad.

  • I still say the girl with the ‘fro ponytail is me in an alternate dimension. This is one beautiful work of art, Michelle! Will there be prints in the future?

  • Very awesome! I really love how you did the lighting, it really does look neon-y. I also would totally play Pretty Girl Fight!

  • Kay

    Such great color and lighting! Great work!

  • Laura

    This is amazinggg, great job!!

  • Killer lighting, I love these neons!

  • The play on light in shadows with the neon looks fantastic! That’s not easy to do.