It has been ages since I submitted to Illustration Friday and I have been itching to get into my painting more, but in particular Illustration, in fact this is the area I have recently decided to concentrate on. I have always wanted to illustrate children’s books so now I am going to devote as much time as I can to getting some work up and pursuing this professionally. Although I have yet to finish this Illustration (will do over the next few days) this is my Illustration for the theme Tango. I started with a traditional sketch in pencil and have painted the illustration in Photoshop. I love this method best of all and I think this style of work will influence my portfolio. Stay tuned!
Note 22.07.09: To see an update for this Illustration click HERE
This is my original sketch. The reason it is brown instead of black (grey lead pencil) is that I took a photo at night. It turned out to be an advantage as I preferred the sepia bas in Photoshop - Happy accident.
In my last post I said I have finished the Illustration for the cover of The boy with a very bad temper:, however I forgot part of it and I am not happy with the mouth. I will re-work the Illustration and post the finished one.