Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Breakfast Club (Yummy Mummy)

Yummy Mummy

Well, time to get back to work on finishing up The Breakfast Club for the Monster Cereals.  Here's Yummy Mummy! 

Here's the process...

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STEP ONE:  As usual, I started with a piece of gessoed and sized (glue) Crescent Illustration Board.  I used vine charcoal to lay out the drawing and place some general shading.  Vine charcoal is very soft and can be blended easily, as well as lifted off for highlights.  Then I would darken areas using a soft carbon pencil.  When it was finished, I scanned it into PhotoShop and began the process of adding color the drawing.

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STEP TWO:  In PhotoShop, I added a Layer set to MULTIPLY and did a gradient from Orange on the bottom, to Purple on the top.  The previous drawings for The Breakfast Club were all monochromatic (one color), so coloring them was relatively simple.  Yummy Mummy, on the other hand, is a near-rainbow--so lots and LOTS of color on this one!

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STEP THREE:  I added more color to the background with orange, red, and purple, trying to keep in line with the multi-color design of Yummy Mummy.  I then laid out flat colors for Yummy Mummy's bandages.

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STEP FOUR:  Within the MULTIPLY Layer, I added the highlights and shadows.  I also added another layer for few, extra white highlights.

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This was done with charcoal and carbon pencil on a 5" x 7-1/2" Crescent Illustration Board, then colored digitally in PhotoShop.