Tuesday, October 31, 2006

CHILDHOOD SERIES #1

Hi guys! Glad all the illustrators had introduced themselves and made themselves comfortable on the blog. I would like to invite illustrators to share and post their working habits, or their process of creating a piece of illustration. So here's mine...

I came up with this illustration, solely for the purpose of practicing while I have some time off to myself this month. To begin with, I came up with a theme, and after an hour going through various nature reference books, I was all set to go. The sketch was done with pencil on paper. Scanned on flatbed scanner at 360dpi.




The sketch was brought into Photoshop CS, and I choose to use photoshop's default brush setting to give me a consistent texture. Followed by deciding on creating simple lighting, tones and colour scheme for the illustration.



Almost done!
And finally everything seems almost in place, I added noise to the entire illustration to give it a matte finish.



Dear fellow illustrators, I value your comments, and I look forward to sharing more post like this one in the future! Happy drawing!

11 comments:

sokkuan said...

wah... Lee!!! this one is nice! you made it look like rendered in painter! (er... i also donno how to use painter...) looking forward to seeing more! ('u')

eeshaun said...

hello!! so nice....it looks very peaceful and calm :) mmmm. i feel like swimming.

drewscape said...

Thanks for sharing! The composition is great. The lighting is magical and unpredictable. Tricky to figure out where or how the girl is sitting. But that just adds to the dreamy feel. Curious to know which default brush you use and how u plan your lighting.

Bobby, lamenting white dog said...

you are mad! this is awesome... you can show me in one hundred steps and i still cant do it... esp with a MOUSE!

Tomaz Goh said...

wah... drooling... i use the same approached... pencil sketch, photoshop, etc... but my result is the complete contrast from you... Your's rock, mine suck... haha.

genius...

kuanth said...

this is really nice! plus all the steps by steps!!

F L E E said...

Thank you guys.
Its great to hear fellow illustrators giving such positive comments. I'm curious as other illustrators process to creating a piece of illustration, and i'm glad you guys had enjoyed mine.

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

(kneel down , arms outstretched)
i m not worthy!! i m not worthy!! i m not worthy!! i m not worthy!!

Very well done!! ;) Nice - i love the surreal twist!

pins said...

very sweet.
it's very beautiful,
if this was done with a mouse,
God noes wat u can do with a tablet!!!
dope!

PIXELMUNKY said...

Wah!!! STEAM!!! Shit my nose is bleeding.. hehehe

Soul Twister dot com said...

niceness!

it's strangely touching.