Fringe 365 Project – #145


You can take the cow out of the lab, but you can’t take the lab out of the cow!

Drawn in grayscale in Procreate using the “Groovy” and “Rad” brushes from the Retro set, then colored over. Not as easy as I thought it was going to be (the coloring-over, I mean) — I lost track of my layers. Next time, I will proceed in a more orderly fashion…

I also spent a lot of time trying to figure out what, if any, coloration there ought to be. One of the versions I made had beautiful fall colors, but fortunately I realized it would have just overwhelmed the idea, so I stuck with a more limited palette of greens and yellows, and kept Gene and her thought-balloon strictly black and white. The thought-balloon had to be done in Photoshop because none of my comic-book apps could handle the thought-balloon tails properly for Gene’s position in the picture. But this enabled me to make a “cutout” type balloon with a shadow, which was kind of cool.