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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sally Ride - Digital Illustration

"Sally Ride"  Digital Illustration

I drew this mainly in Adobe Photoshop, then brought it into Adobe Illustrator where I traced and converted to paint, so I could color it, after that I then reworked it back in Photoshop adding graduated screening and a bit of shading.

In 2012 I started a series I call "Remarkable Women" (dedicated to my daughter) and still continue to add new portraits. About half the artwork for the series are oil paintings and the rest are digital illustrations. I make my own high quality archival prints with ink jet photo printers that use pigmented ink instead of dye based ink and print on high quality archival papers.

“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.” 
                                                          -- Sally Ride

"Sally Ride"-- Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American physicist and astronaut. She grew up in Los Angeles and went to Stanford University with a double major in physics and English. Sally received bachelor’s degrees in both subjects in 1973. She continued to study physics at the university, earning a master’s degree in 1975 and a Ph.D. in 1978. She joined NASA in 1978 and, at the age of 32, became the first American woman to enter into low Earth orbit in 1983. She beat out 1,000 other applicants that applied for a spot in NASA’s astronaut program. After rigorous training, Sally joined the Challenger shuttle mission on June 18, 1983, and became the first American woman in space. She remains the youngest American astronaut to be launched into space.

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