Friday, January 9, 2009

Pirate Queen - In Progress

This is an illustration I'm working on for a school assignment. I started the digital painting portion of it tonight, but for now I'm just going to post the pencil and ink work (brown colored pencil and ink washes on 11" x 14" watercolor paper). I'll post more about what the details of the project are when I have the finished image to show.

4 comments:

RCF Khan said...

Do you normally focus on figure first, then design your backgrounds to integrate? I often have the problem that I get so wrapped up in the figure that my backgrounds are not very well planned until I get to photoshop.

Do you think knowing that you'll be using photoshop has changed your process in that regard?

Jackie Sullivan said...

I like drawing the figures best, which is usually why I start with then. When working in Photoshop, I often work with multiple layers, so the figure will be on one layer and the background on another. I still plan it out, but I often draw them separately when I know I'll be working in Photoshop as opposed to working with real paints. So yes, working in Photoshop has changed how I work. And in the case of the background for this picture, I'm still deciding between a few options.

marlene heuer said...

hey jackie! i'm excited to see this finished.

Jackie Sullivan said...

Thanks Marlene! I'm looking forward to seeing how your and Pete's painting turns out - it's off to a really fun start. Also, I've totally been craving cinnamon buns since you said that that's what you wanted to turn the swirls at the bottom of your painting into.