Friday, August 2, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Step 1: Thumbnail
Step 2: Draw and Scan Drawing
Step 3: Paint the image digitally
Step 4: Clean up line work
When I paint digitally I always think, "Thank God Photoshop doesn't charge for layers", because I put everything on separate layers and only merge them when I'm 100% satisfied. Once everything is painted, I clean up the line art. I save this for last, because I like the texture messy, fine lines give my work and by saving those until the end I can see which lines add depth and which lines are just messy.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Last thing on my desk...I swear, is an old Ill Friday image (talented). I never got around to cleaning up the line art or painting it, so I thought I'd keep the water colors in the drawer and work on my Photoshop skills. It's a good start and I'm really happy with it, so I think when I'm done I'll have a nice portfolio piece.
This little cutie is the front of the pop up Mother's Day card that I made for my mom. My plan is to make a Youtube tutorial on making a card with a wheel, but I also thought it'd be cool to upload some of the in progress images. Step one was to plan out the layout by making a thumbnail; mine are usually really messy scribbles, so I never post them. Step two, which is shown here, was to draw & scan the image.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
As a kid I missed out on reading Nancy Drew, apparently I thought I signed an exclusivity deal with RL Stine. :) However, my illustration group gave the assignment to illustrate a cover for the first Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book. I had a blast reading the book and making this picture!