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Illustration Friday: Subterranean

The Antarctic Express illustration by Christina Rodriguez.

With all the dark, rainy skies and work-related projects keeping me indoors this week, I’m starting to feel like a subterranean creature myself!  I wish this week’s Illustration Friday theme had been something bright and sunny, to get me in a better mood if nothing else.

This image is one of my favorites from The Antarctic Express.  I was allowed to go creepy and a little bit scary with it, a rare treat in my field.  In this part of the story, Professor Dyer and Danforth have discovered the subterranean caverns, filled with morose albino penguins, and the decaying, ancient forms of the Elder Things.

The illustrations for this book are all graphite drawings digitally colored in Photoshop.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Reader Comments (7)

If you glance at this picture, it looks really creepy. Thanks for visiting yesterday. I'll try the photo prompt.
March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBluestocking
Wow - that's an AWESOME image!

You have a great weekend too. :)

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March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarvin D Wilson
I love this picture! the lighting is great!
March 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervalerie
Fantastic picture!! I have a drawing of them running away from the Shoggoth:
March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulio Cerletti
You did a great job, Julio! I illustrated a similar scene for THE ANTARCTIC EXPRESS as well: http://www.christinarodriguez.com/blog/2009/10/23/illustration-friday-fast.html. I hope that as a Lovecraft fan, you'll like it!
March 14, 2010 | Registered CommenterChristina Rodriguez
I like the spatial relationships, detail and wonderful use of color
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlecia
Beautiful, as always. What's your secret for turning dark n' gloomy into gorgeous? I love the color scheme.
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChandler

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