Art by Erika Taguchi-Newton

Sunday, February 21, 2010


(Submitted to Illustration Friday theme - Perspective, because I needed perspective help on the rocket from a friend who is a very talented 3D artist.)

A little bit steampunk, a little bit pulp (get it... orange... pulp), this piece is for The Sunshine Show at Bear & Bird. I'm really waiting til the last minute to submit this one - due tomorrow!

Rocketgirl - Final

This small painging (6x6) is done with very thin glazes of acrylic over very detailed pencil drawing on clayboard. I have a removable panel with a fake retro advertising message, made out of balsa wood. Can't decide if I want to make it permanent, can't decide on placement either.

Rocketgirl - "Lift Off with Florida Oranges!"


WIP Rocketgirl - Sketch

WIP Rocketgirl - Pencils1

WIP Rocketgirl - Pencils 2


Lucretia E. Mcguff-Silverman said...

I love the warm color and your line remind me of old etching print. The Steampunk,orange spokesperson girl has a lot of personality.

Kayleen West said...

Lovely Illustration. I love seeing progress shots. I try to do this myself too. Good luck with the show. I am sure it will be received well.

Indigene said...

This is soooo wonderful! I love the colors, line work and overall design!

Krista said...

So beautiful and funky at the same time! Very sophisticated.

Anonymous said...

Wow, fantastic and great examples of process.

ArtSparker said...

Sweet. I like it better w/o the slogan.

k.h.whitaker said...

this is excellent

Aniya said...

Where can i get a print of this one???

Erika (Raven Girl) said...

Thank you, Aniya. The prints are available at my online store -