February 20, 2010

These Are the Voyages

A school assignment - a New Yorker movie review-style illustration for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek.

Once I'd settled on an idea, this one came together pretty naturally. I was initially pretty resistant to breaking up the flat planes of color, but I was eventually persuaded in favor of the shadows and highlights you see in the final piece. Here's a brief breakdown of the illustration from sketch to color:

And here's a handful of sketches from the movie - me trying to figure out how some of the characters' heads worked:

They kinda form a little pyramid.

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