3.05.2008

Leap - Illustration Friday

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Digitally colored pencil drawing. Not my first idea. I struggled with sketching on watercolor paper. (When I sketched the bunnies, I thought I had the hang of it.) I don't have a scanner (yet) so I digitally colored the photograph of my sketchbook. I like the photograph of the whole page. With the drop shadow, she looks like she could leap out of the book. As much as I want to get away from the computer and into paint, this makes me feel that maybe digital illustration is in my future.

The sketch followed by the transparent
layers of color in Photoshop (with dots for eyes).

7 comments:

Bambi-really. said...

Wow, this is lovely. Such effortless movement and perfectly simple.

Bee said...

Great character and movement. Really effective use of digital colour, very clever :)

janie said...

She does look like she's leaping off the page, reminds me of the way they did the Roger Rabbit movie.

André Gribble said...

This is really nice. And I love the fact that you photographed the notebook. Very cool.

Stephani said...

Sweet and simple. She is a wonderful character.

Mary Sue said...

Love the shadow!! Beautifully executed drawing and coloring - makes me want to take a leap - of faith!!!

Sue said...

Teach me.