Thursday, August 18, 2016

Expressions



It's fun to see how many expressions can be achieved with mix-and-match facial features!

Monday, July 18, 2016

From Sketch to Illustration

This is the last of four behind-the-scenes posts about the Dragonvine story I've been sharing on Instagram! Here I show how I took my Instagram sketches and turned them into digital illustrations:


You can see all the original sketches on my Instagram account under #dragonvinestory or on my Dragonvine Pinterest board!

Here's the texture I used for this project. I've intended to experiment with making some painted textures for some time, and I finally did! I wanted the brush strokes to be fairly visible, so I just dabbed the paint around until I thought it would give an interesting texture.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

I Ponder the Meaning of Life

This is the third of four behind-the-scenes posts about the Dragonvine story I've been sharing on Instagram. I truly meant to finish my Inktober commitment, and I ALMOST made it! Days 1 to 25 went just fine, but then . . . I ran into a problem. A project-halting problem. So, between having No Time (real life was kinda crazy for a few months there!) and No Theme, the Dragonvine story took a half-year hiatus. Here's how I got back on track:



You can see all the original sketches on my Instagram account under #dragonvinestory or on my Dragonvine Pinterest board!

Next! From Sketch to Illustration

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

More Dragonvine illustrations!

I'm coloring illustrations for the Dragonvine story when I have a chance. I like the dragon's ingratiating grin. Do you think the boy's mother will be persuaded?

And just for fun, here's the minimalist version!