Monthly Archives: July 2006

The Jones Cats

This is a portrait of my cats I did for fun. The big grumpy one is dead now. The little one is the new kitten I just got from the humane society. Her name’s Sally and she’s very shy.

I did the drawing in Photoshop and then painted directly on top of it on a separate layer. Here’s the original sketch…

Hermione Finish

Here is my finished painting of Hermione from the Goblet of Fire movie. I took screenshots while I was painting it so you could see more of the process.

Now’s probably a good time to mention that I started a new blog. This one is especially for illustrations and sketches, such as this one, that are inspired by my favorite movies and stuff. Find it here: Entertainment Illustrated

Hermione in Progress

This is a close up of a painting that I am currently working on for fun. When I get sick of the job I’m working on, I go and work on this a little. :) I’ll post more when it’s finished.

Opposites

This is a piece I did a while back in school as a Photoshop experiment. I did it before the movie and everything came out. I didn’t really like the way it turned out the first time, but for this week’s Illustration Friday theme, I have decided to take it out of my vault and take a stab at fixing it. It’s a little bit better than before, I think. So… here it is for all of you to see!

Here’s the original sketch…

Horses

I was not one of those girls who drew up drawing horses. As a result, they are now probably my least favorite animal to draw. They are just so hard for me to do. And alas… my latest assignment features a horse as its prominent character. Here are some sketches I have done to prepare. I think I am getting better, but I still can’t draw a single pose without breaking into a terrible sweat and getting an awful headache.

Skyline

For this week’s IF I decided to something a bit different to go along with the theme. The beauty of digital painting is that you can do different parts of the painting on layers. Here are a few pieces from Elfis, a children’s book I illustrated, showing only the backgrounds of the paintings. As you can see, I had a lot of fun with the sky when I illustrated this story.

Playing with Color

This is a piece I’m working on for a job I’m doing. I thought I would post some of the process behind it. I took a drawing, scanned it into Photoshop and did a quick value study. Then I roughly blocked in some color over it. Then I played around with the color using hue/saturation, brightness/contrast, and other tools in Photoshop until I came up with something I liked.