Friday, May 08, 2009

Orion's Answer

ballpoint ink, colored in photoshop.


zeropointfive said...

very nice title for a very nice illustration :)

There's nothing else i can say about this, it's so you and it's great - the quirkiness and the content.

I think you're ready for the next level. Your illustration style is fantastic and i would love to see your work on a bigger scale like a series or have it applied to a more specific purpose.

keep up the gorgeous work!

cherie the mrrr said...

thanks much! i love how our industry allows us constant, wild possibilities for exploration.

this and the previous one are part of a wordless series called "gabriel".

drewscape said...

very nice colours and textures. a standard i would love to see in storybooks.

cherie the mrrr said...


andrew when you next dropping by the youthpark for kopi slack time with enqi & me?

Christine Lim Simpson said...

nice work.
How did you create the effect? What kind of photoshop brush do you use? Would be great to see how you did it. :)

cherie the mrrr said...

i used the blurred-edge basic brush, then multiplied the layers over a water-color texture that i created offline and scanned in. labouriously erased using the same brush to create more glows. andrew taught me the miracle effect of the 'multiply' layer function :)

i think there may be a faster/smoother way to do this im not sure how yet.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

eeh! I am confused! it's just me. Sound complicated with watercolour texture (is it under filter?)

Thanks for explaining nevertheless ... it's good. :)

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Cherie- why do u need to "labouriously erased using the same brush to create more glows..."

Looks like u can get the same thing faster with a patchy texture mask tht u can scan in and tune quickly w the same brush.

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Christine- the "watercolour texture" was hand-painted and scanned in to use as a base if I am not wrong.

krytos said...

I would like to know how you do the multiply effect too,why not just overlay? :o any differences? :p

and how to "glow" it? o.o

Thanks :)

cherie the mrrr said...

yup, i think the effect is prob best created in the background texture that is painted and scanned in, then colors tweaked with hue and saturation.

yeah, i use mostly multiply, darken, overlay and sometimes linear burn... its trial and error for me, i'll try each effect until i find one that works best for that particular texture. still learning the tools! anyhow whack first :)

the glow is done with the same blurred edge basic brush in a lighter shade on a layer at the back.

here are some tutorials i found useful altho sometimes hard to understand:

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Thanks again for sharing. :)

JoshLab said...

Very interesting use of layers to bring about the effects. Thanks for the tips and tutorials.

I like the concept and the overall style. Hope to see more. :)


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