Friday, November 9, 2012

Owl Just Start Here...

Working on really getting the style of illustration I want.
Not what-
Looks good enough.
or
How I think others want it to look.

-but really looking at my art and making it look like the style in my head. (Yes, there is something going on in there.)

When I worked traditionally I used watercolor crayons. I loved the fluid, transparent, and somewhat messy look. So that's what I'm going for. There are many great tutorials out there on the web that can teach you how to get textures and such to accomplish your goals. Many are free or minimal!

Illustrators that inspire me include Helen Craig, Wendy Anderson HalperinPaige Keiser and just recently Brooke Boynton Hughes.

Since my critique with Will Terry I've decided to really work on making my digital look like my traditional or at least until I was happy with it.

To the right is a small quick illo. of an owl for an upcoming children's book I will be working on. I'll be changing many things and truthfully by the time I'm finished it will look a bit different but hey it's a first draft!

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. - Abraham Lincoln

4 comments:

Nuala said...

You stated, "I've decided to really work on making my digital look like my traditional." Do you draw an illustration on paper and then have to recreate it using software to make it digital?

Julie Hammond said...

Nuala- I used to do that but now I usually just start sketching right on the computer. Although if I doodle when I'm not at home, like at church, I then sketch it again in Photoshop. Good question!

Nuala said...

Wow, I had no idea you could do that with Photoshop. Thanks for answering.

Nuala said...

That's awesome. I had no idea you could do that with Photoshop. Thanks for answering my question.