Another digital painting created on Procreate using one of last years inktober illustrations. I really loved playing around with the colours and the snow on this one.
I’ve been digitally colouring some of my inktober drawings from last year using Procreate. I actually finished this cinderella one last year but have made a few small changes, mainly to the background and carriage. The colour palette for this was inspired by the Walt Disney animated film.
I’m really enjoying using Procreate to paint I would love to do it more and properly explore different techniques and styles.
Scarlet from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
This was actually the last of the characters I worked on but I’ve decided to post them In book order.
One thing I’m finding difficult when working digitally is knowing when to stop. I feel like I could keep working on and altering an image forever.
I managed to go to life drawing class last week but completely forgot to post these drawings from a session I attended last summer!
I forgot my regular blue pencil in this session so I just used a regular pencil instead. I remember spending quite a lot of time drawing the faces on these ones so I didn’t actually finish the drawings, however I’m really happy with the faces and quite like the unfinished look to them.
Here are the pencil illustrations that accompanied the full colour ones in the final book design. Once I had finished all the illustrations, I created a book on Blurb so that me and the author Caroline Jackson could have printed copies.
I’ve worked on blurb before so was quite used to the format and fairly soon I had created a nice book to wrap up the project. Hopefully one day it will be a book available to all!
This project was a commission from the author and there are no publication planes at this time, however who knows what will happen in the future!
I shall keep you updated but for now I hope you enjoy these illustrations and the characters. This project was a lot of fun for me to work on and I hope to revisit Umbo again one day.