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!