Femme Fatale

This piece was originally commissioned for a burlesque event titled "Femme Fatale" held at the annual Tiki Oasis event in San Diego. The theme of the night was "crime noire", so I wanted to blend some of styles of colors of Tiki Oasis with the theme of classic pulp novels. After the poster was finished, I decided to further develop the image with new colors and different techniques. I played with various color combinations and layouts in pencil and paint. I then revisited the original digital poster illustration, adapting it to what I learned from my experiments with non-digital tools. I think the result is a much more organic picture, and a step in a new direction that blends my interest in analog and digital mediums a little better.