Monday, March 22, 2010

Mother Sophia / Sophia Ana

I have just finished my new art piece called "Mother Sophia". It was a project that I wanted to work on for a while and finally I had chance to work on it. It is illustrated by using Adobe Illustrator. And retouched little bit with Photoshop.

Why Mother Sophia... Well I woke up with some lyrics in mind this morning. I guess it is one of the songs of Scissors Sisters or X-Ray Spex. It was saying something like Sophia is the mother with a child and Sophia looks like a witch". I felt like this is the character in this lyric.

And also Mother Sophia has known from different religion books. She has slightly different characters but the most common belief is "Mother Sophia is the bride of the God".

"Mother Sophia" diye adlandirdigim bu calismami henuz bitirmis bulunmaktayim. Uzunca suredir uzerinde calismak istedigim bu projeyi sonunda zaman bulup bitirebildim. Bu calismami Adobe Illustrator kullanarak tamamladim. Calisma bittikten sonra Photoshop yardimi ile birkac rotus yaptim.

Neden "Mother Sophia"... Bu sabah kulaklarimda Scissors Sisters ya da X-Ray Spex'in kendi muzik tarzi ile yorumladigi bir sarki ile uyandim. Sarki sozlerinde "Sophia cocuk sahibi bir annedir ve Sophia bir cadiya benzer" sekilde karakter tanimlanmis. Ben de benim bu ilustrasyonumdaki bu karakter Mother Sophia karakteri ile benzesmektedir diye dusundum.

Ve Mother Sophia farkli din kitaplarindan da taninmaktadir. Dinden dine biraz farkli bir kisilik gosterse de karakterin en yaygin olarak bilinen yonu "Mother Sophia tanrinin gelinidir" seklinde adlandirilmasidir.

Step by step:

I draw this illustration in 3 basic steps. The first one is illustrating on the paper. Second step is importing it to illustrator and tracing it with pen tool. And the final step it painting it with "Live Paint Bucket" tool. After the character is created I have added the background and foreground effects.

Adim Adim:

Bu ilustrasyonu 3 basit adimda olusturdum. Birinci adim kagit uzerinde cizim taslaginin hazirlanmasi. Ikinci adimda bu hazirlanan taslagi bilgisayara aktarip illustrator'a yerlestirdim ve "pen tool" yardimi ile dis hatlarini yeniden cizdim. son adimda da "live paint bucket" yardimi ile renklendirdim. Cizimi olusturduktan sonra arka plan ve on plan efektleri ile calismayi biraz daha guclendirmeye calistim.

4 comments:

  1. good job! But she scares me :S

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  2. She is just a mom Winnie :) Don't worry she is good :)

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  3. not mother... she looks like femme fatale :P

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  4. I like how she bangs out the milk. Very aggressive!!!

    Good job on the facial expression, Levo!

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