Posted by: Lesley
In this post I thought I would show you a bit how I work from sketch to finished art.1. Here’s my sketch
2. Next I lay down the foundation colors and start to fill in different elements of the art.
3. Once the initial art colors and characters are painted, I like to bring the art into Photoshop where I add lots of the details, textures and patterns. I have a large library of textures and patterns that I have created on paper using paints and scratchboard and pen and ink, etc. I have also been known to scan fabrics, newspapers, buttons, really what ever I think I can use in my art. It’s a lot of fun creating those different textures and patterns and once I scan it into the computer I can use it multiple times because it’s now a computer file.
4. And here is the final art with all the details, textures and patterns added in in place. But wait, there’s one more addition to this piece!
5. I decided to add a border all around it. This was a border I created by hand and scanned/manipulated in the computer. Hope you had fun seeing a bit of my working process!