I had fun making this sassy girl. Kinda feels like she’s tuning into something way out in the cosmos, no?
This is one of the first pieces I’ve created using a Wacom Intuos tablet. I started with a pencil sketch, scanned it into Photoshop, and then worked with it digitally from there. Different. I’m getting used to it and finding many advantages to working this way.
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It’s the New Year and I am feeling renewed interest in creating art. All things ebb & flow right? You just have to go with it.
Part of the inspiration has come from some client work I am doing, with someone who actually likes the art I make, and has bought a few different versions of my products on Society6. How cool is that?
I am illustrating a book cover for her life story which will be released on Balboa Press. It will be done in the style of watercolor and ink that I really enjoy doing. We started with a conversation close to a year ago where she explained what she was envisioning. We talked again this December and I got the green light. I remembered our conversation really well because the image had started forming in my mind right away.
I started by sourcing images, online and from magazines, to create a rough mock up in Photoshop so that she could see and decide if the basics were looking and feeling right. She gave me her feedback and I moved to creating a rough, working sketch. This starts to take it toward what the final image will look like. We went back & forth a little on some nuances and now I am working on the actual painting.
I can’t wait for her to see the final version and as soon as she gives me the ok to go public with it, I will post images of the whole process.
Til next time, imagine beautiful things and let the universe deliver.