Gosia Herba
Series of illustrations for Stanislaw Lem's "Fables for Robots": "Tale of the Computer That Fought a Dragon" and "Uranium Ears"

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
At the invitation of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, I illustrated two short stories for the Polish-Estonian edition of Stanisław Lem's 'Fables for Robots'. I chose my two favourite fairy tales by the author: "Tale of the Computer That Fought a Dragon" and "Uranium Ears".

How was the illustration used:
The illustrations were used in the book "ROBOTITE MUINASJUTUD" by Stanislaw Lem, published in Estonia by PÄIKE JA PILV 2021.

How did you make this work:
I drew the sketches with a pencil on paper, scanned them and continued working in Photoshop. I drew the illustrations on Wacom Cintiq, combining traditional and digital techniques. I used hand-made textures and patterns along with digital brushes. I wanted to capture the retro-futuristic atmosphere of Lem's literature by using a limited colour palette, simple shapes, and rough textures.

Commissioner Company :
Adam Mickiewicz Institute

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Gosia started drawing as a child and has never stopped. After graduating from Art History at the University of Wrocław, she started to develop her illustration career working for numerous publishers, magazines, music labels, and advertising agencies. Recently her interests have shifted towards book illustration. Clients: Quarto, Google, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Penguin RH, Monocle.