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!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Dragonvine Rules

This is the second of four behind-the-scenes posts about the Dragonvine story I've been sharing on Instagram. I'm a great starter of projects, but finishing is sometimes a challenge. I gave myself some rules to keep a daily sketch project manageable, and they did--as long as I knew what I needed to draw next!--but more on that in the next post.



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