After delivering my first poster image 'The Spectacle' for Macworld 2011, I was asked if I had any other artwork that they could use to make a second poster. Rather than dig out an older painting, I decided it would be another great opportunity to create a new concept painting, so I quickly began coming up with ideas. My first thought was that I wanted to do some kind of portrait to contrast the previous landscape painting but I also knew that I wanted the painting to have a futuristic, technology theme.
Using the Sketchbook Pro iPad app I sketched a loose idea for a humanoid princess with robotic elements. The sketch had a feline and egyptian vibe which I felt was an interesting combination. I took that sketch into the Brushes app and added a loose colour layer to mock up how the finished painting might look. Happy with the way the painting was going, I then sent it over to my mac to enlarge the design to the size of a poster to begin painting in detail using Adobe Photoshop. The process of working from iPad sketch to finished painting are are document in this image below.
I transferred the finished painting over to the organisers of Macworld in San Francisco to be printed on a 6 foot poster board alongside my other painting 'The Spectacle'. The posters were displayed above the entrance of the main hall at the Moscone Centre, San Francisco for Macworld 2011.