I've just completed a new a print and thought it would be nice to share with you the step by step process in creating it. I'm definitely enjoying creating these when I get the chance but I'm also working on some more typographic pieces. (I'll have those ready soon).
I've decided to call this print (for now) Upward Droplets. The final size measures 7x5 inches and can be found in my etsy shop.
As shown below, I began with a soft pencil sketch on watercolor paper. (I blame this bad photograph on the fact it was taken at 2:30 in the morning and I was tired).
I then began coloring in the shapes using watercolors. (You can tell I was a bit more awake when I took this picture). I wanted to originally use a palette of blue and pink and keep the colors minimal.
As I continued I was happy with the progress and my color palette, but in the heart of experimentation I shifted a bit.
After completing the painting of the piece I went ahead and created different patterns using a thin black marker and black pen.
I then scanned the original piece into the computer. After just minor tweaks and a few levels adjustment I decided I wasn't happy with the color combination (though I was happy with the design/illustration itself). These things happen. I should have gone with less colors or different ones. So after a bit of analyzing and picking colors in my head, I adjusted the colors to a nice combination of yellow and pink with soft touches of orange using photoshop. Very satisfied with the decision I became one happy designer and voila, the final piece was completed!
I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
I'm also curious as to your process and how you create your art, music, crafts or designs, as well as your ups and downs. I know I've been having many of these. Please feel free to leave a comment and share!