Thursday, April 24, 2014

Feeling Silly - The Making Of

If you're following me on my illustration tumblr, you may have already seen the finished version of this drawing. But today I wanted to share 'the behind the scenes', the 'making of' of 'Feeling Silly'. So here we go! 

It all started with a vintage postcard that I found, of a small girl with braids that were being held up by balloons (I can't seem to find the image now...let me know if you know the photographer!). I liked it so much that I thought, I'd make it my own. 

First I made a small, colourful sketch of it but wasn't happy with it so I started again and made a bigger, more detailed version. I mostly use the same process on any picture I make. I start by sketching it out with pencil, then going over the sketch with a black, waterproof marker and erasing the pencil. Then I do multiple layers of water-colour until it looks right to me. After scanning the image I 'tidy up' small mistakes and take out the texture of the paper around the image. I usually also play around with the levels and saturation a bit as well.

Et voilĂ , the finished image! 

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  1. I love this doll, it is so pretty!! I think you've done an amazing job!! Have a sweet weekend doll xx

  2. Le Genou de ClaireApril 26, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    I love this, too!! I should start following your tumblr.

  3. These are really cute! I will have to check out your Tumblr. I miss drawing, but I did finally get back to painting here and there! Wishing you a wonderful week!

  4. Just beautiful!

  5. Amazing! Love your drawing style.


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