Psychedelic advertising art illustration, 1968.
“We watch his program… We buy his toys, we go to his movies… he owes us. Doesn’t he owe us? Huh? He owes the Griswolds, right?”
JOHN HUGHES WEEK: DAY 1
This Week’s Brushes Doodle: Felicia Day as “Invisalingua”
So Felicia Day has a YouTube channel called, Geek and Sundry. On which, she has what is essentially a video blog called, The Flog. Last week, she made up a superhero for herself and encouraged viewers to draw said superhero, and submit their efforts on twitter. Where they are now being collected and placed on a Pintrest board (mines not there yet).
The superhero in question, “Invisalingua”- don’t look at me, Felicia named her- can speak all languages, turn invisible, and has a tiny male sidekick named Tiny Man. So since I’ve been trying to make myself draw something at least once a week anyway. I decided to make Felicia’s alter ego my art project for the week.
In case you’re curious: The “painting” itself, once again, was done using the Brushes app on my iPhone. Though this time around, I did have to employ a minor assist from Photoshop, for tiny man and the logo on her chest. Because, one of the downsides to illustrating something on a 3.5 inch touch screen, is the level of detail work you can do is kinda limited by pixel depth. Having giant man hands doesn’t help things much either. Seriously, the fingernails on her hands, for example, are literally 3-4 pixels wide. So, tiny man, perfect circles, and crisp lettering, just wasn’t happening.
I wanted to give it that cheesy 80’s vibe. The tattoo is Ashley Judd. Star Trek fans will understand.
Sparks McGee is heating up, Interent. CATCH THE WAVE!
illustration by Peter Elson for Fantastic Planet, December 1975
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