Tuesday, November 25, 2008
More digital book illustrations
I think that visually, the combination of line art and photography, gives the illustrations a very contemporary look. It's something that just couldn't have easily been done before the computer became available to artists.
I'm very pleased with the way these experiments turned out, the computer has opened up a whole new world for me.
Another drawing of Ben's beautiful cat, Puss'N Boots. I used to call him Irving.
When working you may reach a certain point on your illustration where you are unsure about what to do next, you can duplicate and save your art and then keep working on the copy. If things go awry you can always make another duplicate and try again. This is one of the real benefits of working with the computer.
You can easily do two or three versions of an illustration and then pick out the one that works the best. To accomplish this using traditional mediums would take a great deal of time and effort.
Jeanne and Ben in Venice. Another photo and art combination that works very well.
The ability to easily duplicate your art and try various versions will enhance your skills, it can be a great learning process. When you apply this advantage to creating color art it even gets more exciting. The computer begs you to experiment !