In my last post I mentioned that I took part in the Illustrator Challenge at the New England SCBWI Conference. The theme of the challenge was Fairy Tale Mash-up, so I created "Swinederella": a combination of Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, and a dash of Little Red Riding Hood. It was created using pencil, watercolor, and Photoshop.
Since I love seeing how other artists create their art, I thought it would be fun to share images of my process from start to finish...
1. Thumbnail Sketch
2. Character Design
3. Clean Sketch
4. Watercolor Washes
5. Black & White Underpainting
6. Starting to Add Color
7. Final Image (after many, many layers!)
I'm still figuring things out in Photoshop, but I have a feeling that I'm really going to enjoy this way of working!