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05h45: Another year 0lder

Posted in Illustration, Sketchbook with tags , , , on October 7, 2011 by Gabriele

Birthday card for a friend of mine. I know it might look really easy to draw elk, but for me it was really really hard.


4h00: alles.gute

Posted in Illustration, Sketchbook with tags , , , , , on September 29, 2011 by Gabriele

Drew this for a friend’s birthday. The whole thing including adding colour took over an hour for sure. But I stopped counting. So let’s put it down to just an hour.

For those of you that are interested in illustration process, I copied a few of the development stage images into a sequence (see above). I don’t have a set process I use to develop my sketches to finished illustrations. For this one I scanned the image. Inked it using a dark brown colour and a hard round brush on a new photoshop layer set at about 65 percent opacity. I then removed the bottom layer and added colour to my figures using watercolour brushes. Then I dropped in a texture background and added the ornament border and text. Played with the colour correction and layer opacities until I sort of liked it. None of that sounded very professional. Sorry.