Here's a wee slide-show showing how I work my illustrations in Adobe Photoshop.
This illustration is from the book 'Grandma's Christmas Wish' written by Helen Foster James. I use Picasa as a mode to refer to my reference material. (Google have retired dear old Picasa, which is a real shame, it's a great tool to have. But luckily it still does what I need it to.) I vary my techniques from project to project, but this is more or less what I do. A few textures on layers and texture brushes. Heavily reliant upon line for detail... I've always felt happier drawing rather than painting. I tend to draw in detail and then 'colour in'.
I hope this slide-show is of interest to at least one person!
A warm hello to whoever is reading this. Welcome to Petra's blog. I'm an illustrator of children's books. And I enjoy living in North Wales with my wonderful partner and fellow adventurer, Iain. I have kept and killed numerous blogs and websites over the years, joined several social sites and then left again, sometimes within a day. I am totally wayward in my web-ish ways. And here I am again blogging random stuff. Will I keep it going for more than a month? Do I care? No! Would anybody ultimately care? Definitely not!. But anyway here goes....
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