Space Girl colorized

I really do love Corel Painter. I spend quite a bit of time optimizing the desktop so that I have the right drawing and coloring tools to make my projects go easier.

I broke this image into several layers of color with the linework sitting on top. I usually don’t take the time to do that, but it allowed me to choose different layers of color and I am quite happy.

Enjoy.

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Star Kisses

For this piece I put in some simple line work, using a non-varied pen. I wanted to keep the linework clean, without too much weight. I chose a small color palette, forgoing a background to make the piece stand on its own. I think the colors work, and color is something I am still trying to work upon.

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Mammoth Sketch

Everyone has to draw a mammoth once in a while. I think it’s a requirement of being an artist.

To start with I tried several different poses, most of them profile, until I settled on the somewhat dynamic stride with a little sassy side glance.

The lines are a little dominating, so I tried to tone them down by adding texture to them. This is something that I am experimenting with lately. I just select the line layer and then color them with chalk.

While I did most of the drawing in Corel on my desktop, I transferred it to Procreate to do the coloring during lunch.

Hope you like.

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SCBWI Draw This “Secret Admirer”

For the SCBWI Draw This “Secret Admirer” word prompt, I wanted to do a jungle scene. I thought that it would be fun to do all the leaves and plants of the jungle. Originally, the main character had only one banana with an ape looking longingly from a distance or hiding in the foliage. I tried several different angles, but if I wanted to tell a good story, I had to bring the action in closer. I increased the number of bananas, and had the ape trying to take one. I went for the 2 dimensional flat look but decided to keep a large area of white so the picture looked wide. Hope you like it.

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You’re my monster.

You’re my monster.

Character sketch with monster. Corel Paiter 2019. Trying to play with line and color. Really love the line width on the brushes in painter. Hope you enjoy. #childrensillustration  #kidlitart #kidlitartist #illustration #illustrator #kidsillustration #art #digital #digitalart #wacom #corelpainter2019