Sunday, April 1, 2012


Traveling by train has always been a love of mine even though I rarely get a chance to do it.  However I still have the opportunity to live out the experience through an illustration I call Emma.  She's on her way to meet with her father in a neighbouring city and is traveling through the countryside on a steam powered train that his company developed.  
The challenge that came with working on this image was easily the lighting.  I wanted to have a soft warm light source flooding in from the window behind Emma that would be a compliment to the warmth and confidence that I felt was part of her personality.  After playing around with multiple adjustment layers and overlay layers I finally came up with something that I hope conveys the sense of warmth and confidence that I want Emma to have.