Art Deco illustration study.
In this Art Deco inspired piece, I worked outside of my comfort zone and heavily used gradients. This was the first time I primarily used the Mesh Tool and it did a great job in giving the character excellent dimension. I used the Gradient Tool and tranparencies for buildings and spotlights in the background.
While the original Metropolis poster used varied densities of black on a yellow surface, I used two different hues of blue with their respective shades. The light blue created a greater visual impact than using the dark blue alone.