Saturday, October 19, 2013

barbarella

barbarella
i watched roger vadim's 1968 space romp "barbarella: queen of the galaxy," which explained where duran duran got their name and inspired me to try my own interpretation of barbarella's appearance, using digital collage. for most of the "textures," i used hubble space telescope photographs from NASA's royalty free image gallery.

9 comments:

Anne said...

Love it !

Martina Visnjic art said...

Love it!

Pattie Jansen said...

GENIUS. Such fun!

erickaeckles said...

She's beautiful.
Many years ago I made a Barbarella costume (like the one in your picture) for a fancy dress party at my house. But then I decided it was a bit too revealing (I showed it off to a girl friend and her eyes nearly popped out which is always a good sign that one is showing a bit too much of everything....)and ended up wearing a dressing gown over top as I was too embarrassed to wear it by itself.

yelena bryksenkova said...

haha, ericka...i'm impressed that you ventured to make the costume at all! i wish i could pull off a barbarella costume, but i would be way too self-conscious. i always fail at costumes. one halloween my friend and i wanted to have "traditional ghost costumes," but when we put the sheets with eyeholes on, we looked like KKK members. so we ended up just wrapping fake spider webs all over ourselves. sigh...

y.

Hastypearl said...

Love the digital addition. She became a real space cadet at your hands:) Laura

cortney said...

This is beautiful! Will you be selling any prints of this one?

yelena bryksenkova said...

cortney,
prints are available of most images by request. would you like me to make a listing for you in my shop?

y.

cortney said...

yelena,

that would be lovely! thanks so much!

cortney

p.s. i love all your illustrations. i recently made my first purchase from your shop, the pĂ­ccolo print. i'm so excited to start a collection!

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