Hey everyone !
So february mats project is all rounded up I had a tun of fun just getting back to being more creative and less fussy about what I would draw and what might look good because I realise now this leads to procrastination and you don’t get anything done!
Anyways I also got to meet a tun of talented creatives chums to and just wanted to share with you my inky woodland, critters and cuckoo’s progress from early sketching to the finished piece :).
After my sketchbook doodles in week one I put together all of my favourite pieces and began to loosely sketch out my idea for a main illustration piece. After that I was ready to get my inky fine liners out and get to work, I actually made a video of this illustration if you haven’t seen it and want to check it out you can do so “here”.
Once all the inking and finishing off little details was done I scan my inky piece into the computer and that’s when I get to edit out all my smudges ( tweeted about it can’t help being a lefty plus a tad clumsy ) and little specs to just clean the art up ready for colour !
I have to admit I’ve always been a little intimidated by the use of colour but thanks a friend got brave to pull out the graphics tablet , give it ago and what do you know it actually looked pretty good! 🙂 I like to add textures that are lost in scanning back into my work for that traditional feel and then applied my design onto the mock-up.
So tada ! here is my finished piece I think my illustrations detail kind of got a little lost in the iPhone mock-up but that’s alright as it still looks ok! I intend to expand on my inky doodles for this collection pretty soon as there’s so many more idea’s I have for it that I’ll be sure to blog about!
Sharing the blog love here’s some of my mat’s chums to!