Thursday, 6 May 2010

Illustration Friday: Cocoon

Yes another post on the same day! I was determined to do Illustration Friday this week by hook (hooks on the brain, sorry!) or by crook. I had a photoshop class this morning and while it was fresh in my brain, I thought I'd do a quick sketch and then manipulate the image in Photoshop.
The star background I already had from playing around with watercolour ages ago. The pen sketch took a minute to do.
Put the two together and voila!
I'm making it sound as though it was a walk in the park but I had a lot of false starts before it got to this stage. I'm learning, slowly but surely.

7 comments:

Mr. Spoqui said...
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Jessie said...

Thankyou Mr. Spoqui! :o)

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

That is great!!!! We just got photoshop this week and I haven't a clue how to do a thing. A thing. Do you recommend any books? I want to change pencil drawings, as well as have fun with photos of flowers etc. You have wonderful art sense!!! Great post! Blessings friend.

Amalia K said...

Awww, such gorgeous little bundles! Ooo, Wouldn't it be lovely to have colorful stars like those at night??

And I think it's wonderful that you're exploring other mediums, because only by doing that you could finally end up finding the true one you really love. :)) oxx

Nicola said...

Wow I love this!!! What a cute little image and altogether makes a great piece that is perfect for the theme!!! I've never done photoshop and I'm actually quite intimidated by it as I'm not a major fan of computers but I would like to try one day! Great piece Jessie! :0)

Jessie said...

Hi Amy, thankyou :)
I'm afraid I'm hopeless trying to learn things like this from a book, that's why I eventually (after many failed attempts at trying it on my own) enrolled in a class where I have a human on hand to ask! I hope you can find someone in your area who can help. :)

Thanks Amalia, It is fun to try different things isn't it? I don't really like the effect of the flat colour with this way of working but it was quite rewarding to have actually used it!

Thanks Nicola, I prefer the old fashioned media myself too really. ;o)

Giggles said...

What a happy illustration....love it, it's fun with great color!! You know how I love my color!!

Hugs Giggles