This was done in Procreate with no under-drawing – like the background sketches, I started out with a very small thumbnail and kept working larger until it was time to add in detail. Fortunately, Gene is a very forgiving animal.
I’ve always thought that Gene’s presence in the lab was somehow important, simply because no matter how ambitious the scientific projects were, she always had to be taken care of. Her real function was to keep the Fringe team grounded. These quotes by Gandhi about cow protection (an important tradition in the Hindu world) fit my thoughts on her exactly.