Monday, January 7, 2013

Picture Story: bear ride

I needed an illustration for January for my calendar. We have the four seasons here in Michigan, so, January is usually a picture of something cold and snowy, because that's what it is. Somehow I decided on a girl and a bear trekking through the snow for the picture...

And so it was sketched:
Then sketch was scanned in photoshop, converted to a blue page. That was printed, 
inked, scanned into photoshop and cleaned up and converted into  a file...
That file was filled with color and then printed off to be colored by hand.
 Once the entire page was colored it was scanned into photoshop.
 Where I began to add other elements, like the snowy ground and the sky...
The sky needed a little more visual oomph, so, I added a layer of a 
scan of one of my paintings: sunkissed alchemy phantasmagoria
There was snow on the ground, so there should be snowflakes in the air. 
The issue was to leave them behind or on top of the girl & bear...
 I decided to leave the snowflakes on top, so, I selectively deleted some of them...
And there it is: bear ride

You can find "bear ride" at sarahkdesigns or sunshinesight

3 comments:

Beckie said...

Beautiful! I love it when you post these step-by-step art pieces. It's fun to see the progression : ]

Poppy (aka Val) said...

Sarah thank you so much for the step by step demonstration. It is great to see how you reach the finished picture, which is really lovely :)

Cloudia said...

love it


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