I’m trying something new! I’m going to start “Freebie Friday” – where I give away an original illustration to a random fan! I just finished painting this one and I will be giving it away via my Facebook page tomorrow (6/8/12). What do you have to lose? Go throw your name in the hat
I’m in the middle of working up some final illustrations for a children’s book that I wrote last summer. I’m hoping to shop it around to publishers soon, but first need a few sample finished illustrations. The finals will be done in watercolor, but one of the nice things about the digital era is that it’s relatively easy to do a mock-up of the colors in Photoshop. These four were all done relatively quickly, so they are admittedly sloppy.
I’ll post the finals here as I finished them.
Then I start painting in local colors.
After that I add some shadows and value where needed.
Then it’s just a matter of fine-tuning,
To finish it all off I work with colored pencil.