I always start with traditional art....watercolor and acrylic on canvas is my favorite. So today I will show you how that works....
The job....create a journal using "Playground" as a theme. ( this was for a competition called the Great Talent Search put on by Lilla Rogers Studio)
So I sketched....and sketched ....and sketched .(tons of sketches...like 10 pages)
This is finally the sketch I liked the best.
But... when I started painting, the background felt conflicted... to much stuff going on.
So I painted it simpler.
I painted it again in a whole different color scheme and got this painting...
In all the transition, I added friends that enjoyed the playground too!
So now I scan my image, or take a picture and upload to Adobe photoshop.
I need to add the word "Journal"
I do this by creating the word in Sketch Book Designer Pro. (Another program I use to draw using my wacom pad.)
Then I start playing with all my elements...cutting, pasting, changing colors...
This is the final product. I submitted.
As you can see I took out the background color...adding brown paper. I took the flower elements off her shirt and added them on a side border. I also moved the dragonfly so that the word "Journal" would be a part of the design and not feel separate.
I did not get picked for the Great Talent Search, but I enjoyed the process and enjoyed showing how I get where I am going sometimes.