Very recently I completed a small illustration for a finance magazine. The deadline was so tight that I decided to paint the background and foreground separately so I could speed up the painting process and adjust the final image in Photoshop much easier. The final result I shall post when it is published.
However for now I want to see what I can do with the process if I have more time, partly because it will be an extra option available to me during commissions but also because it should be fun. Another technique I have been dabbling with but not extrapolated is creating a grey acrylic underpainting and then glazing with subtle watercolour to give a desaturated feel.
Above you can see the final pencil work and a thumbnail next to it suggesting a possible background. Hopefully you can recognise Sir Chris Hoy the astounding Olympic cyclist. I plan to paint his portrait as realistic as possible and block in a very simple grey background with a white circle in the middle. I shall then draw out the Olympic medals on a separate piece, colour them in Photoshop and then create various backgrounds to sit in behind the portrait.
More to come.
Great, I would love to see it when it's finished.
Me too !
Chris any news on 'Momo and the Totobrats' ?
No news as yet on 'Momo & the Totbrats' but when it's published I shall make a point of posting endlessly about it.
Same story with 'The Slimy Slug' . It's gone to the printers . It's a long process. I enjoyed working with Wendy and Rita . They are both encouraging and appreciative.
It certainly is a long process but I'm sure it will be worth it in the long run. Let me know when 'The Slimy Slug' is published.
Yes. I CAN'T wait.
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