It's Illustration Friday again this week. The topic is "Liquid". I recently sent out my promo postcards and this is the image that was on the back of the card. I think the image works for the topic this week.
This image also brings up my need for Photoshop. I am kinda old school when it comes to technology. I bring my artwork to a printer, have them scan it and design my postcard. I am not a technology wiz. I like pencils. I like paper. The fact that I have a website and know how to work it, is amazing! I am thankful that the technology keeps improving for those of us who need it to be simple and easy.
But after the arrival of this postcard, I decided I need to get Photoshop.
The image above is on the front of the postcard.
The one on the left is the original image.
The one on the right is the scanned image that appears on the actual postcard.
They look different but the same. You be the judge. Which do you like better? The original is softer with more subtle shading, the scanned image is bolder.
And below is the comparison of the images that are on the back of the card.
Again, the left is the original and the right is the scanned image. It looks like there is no shading on the elephants head on the scanned image. And that is after I had them darken it.
Can I fix it with photoshop? I think it may be worth the investment. I can sit and play with the image. Darken, lighten, print out a bunch of different versions and not have to pay a designer by the hour. I can take some tutorials. And I will take notes, with paper and pencils, of course! I'll let you know.
This is my post for Illustration Friday this week.
Here are two pages from a dummy I am working on about the death of a family's dog. * Sniff, sniff.*
This week the topic for Illustration Friday is "Wheel". I did this piece a few years ago but when I looked at it, I knew it needed a little work. The colors needed a boost so I went back in and reworked a few areas. It is a large piece so I also zoomed in and wondered about the composition. You can see the edited versions below.
Last week's topic was "Wings". It was a busy week and I didn't post anything. But I realized I should have posted this piece which is a piece I did in watercolor. It is based on a photo I took in Nice, France on a hilltop. A beautiful spot.
This week the theme for Illustration Friday is Myth. Last week I did a piece showing an underwater circus. Is this seahorse trotting around the ring under the big top? A snail riding a seahorse? Maybe it is just a myth...