This is a mixed media piece, that was painted with water-soluable ink pencil before being colorized in Photoshop. Here’s the process:
Posting one day early because I made a new print called, “Ink Magic!” It was created for the purpose of having another pair of leggings, but liked how the design fit on other items: Also, this weekend, there’s free international shipping in my Society6 store for most items, so if you want something it’s a good […]
The original file for this piece met a tragic end, so when I was told that this piece got into the Society of Illustrators Student Show, all that was left to do was laugh a little.
After a heavy work period my space is totally wrecked!
Here’s how the illustration of my Secret Garden book cover progressed:
I got this question on Tumblr: “Hi I… was wondering if you could talk more about that back to front thing you mentioned? Thx!!!!”
FYI this is using Photoshop CS5, but every version of PS I’ve ever used has had them (Since version 4. Not CS4, 4.). Lots of drawing programs have mask functions, though, so the principles will be the same.
I try not to dwell on things that can’t be changed but if I could tell my teenage self anything about the future, it’d be these things:
Things that make marks– I love them! They’re beautiful. Today I’m pleased to own fluorescent and metallic color pencils, and that mound of Pilot Hi-Tec Cs, and flourescent gouache, and ink, etc.