I did this one after reading a couple different news articles. One was in the NY Times about carbon dioxide levels reaching dangerously high levels and the other was about a company trying to start a colony on Mars. So I did an illustration of a woman walking through a post apocalyptic landscape with a bag of fruit. Upbeat stuff, right?
Here are thumbnails and sketches from the early stages. I started with the idea of her having an umbrella and the rain being acid or poisonous. I ended up dropping that for normal rain and a fruit sack.
My original thought was to go with an intense yellow background. Here was a quick study.
I worked on the yellow version for a while, but it just wasn't clicking. So I let go of my yellow obsession and I think the blue works much better. But, I couldn't resist the allure of yellow and did a new yellow version this morning. It's pretty fun.