Weekend Graphic Novel Segment 3

Tiina Lehtoranta

What do you get when you mix Pop Art, comics, Film Noir and old photographs…

Yes, it’s the weekend Gaphic Novel Segment time again… lets all indulge my alter ego, Dilettante Artist, a bit, OK?

It would be way too complicated to explain all the steps needed for this illustration, as it has been through so many versions and techniques. It is an illustration, as in the outline is a drawing, even though made using Photoshop Elements 10 (so, no filters used for the outline). Then there is the colour, and the shading… the whole thing must have taken about a hundred hours (as I said, there were several versions…)

OK, the interesting bits: the quote is from Detour, a film noir classic from 1945. And the model? My mother, of course. Or rather, and old photograph (early 1960s) of her:

Have a nice weekend, and don’t forget to indulge your creative side, 


PS: For Graphic Novel Segments 1 and 2, go to Life etc

see more of my illustrations on PINTEREST or TUMBLR 

or check out my new illustration blog, The Dilettante Artist’s Gallery

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