Friday, June 5, 2015

Process for This Way, That Way

Renata has a new book out at the end of this month, it's called This Way, That Way. It's super sweet with plenty of 'ahhhh' moments! It's written by Doreen Cronin and is the companion book to Boom, Snot, Twitty

I thought you would enjoy some of the process that goes into creating the lovely pictures that Renata made for This Way, That Way. For a change the original sketches were done right on the computer. Renata has an older Wacom Cintiq 21UX which allows her to draw directly on the screen. Once the rough sketches are approved she does a graphite drawing in her sketchbook. She scans that and then colors the drawings in photoshop. The pencil drawing is on the top layer and the white is made transparent using multiply, The colors are applied underneath using photoshop brushes. Some of Renata's trademark fuzzy drawings are applied as colors over top the drawing as well - such as the water current. The process below is pretty subtle.

This one was a pretty straight forward process, I've photographed another with a bit more twists and turns that I will post next week.

1 comment:

June said...

An incredible finish from such a simple monochrome starting image. Thank you for sharing the development of this piece.
Digital is just another creating tool, and it requires skill to utilise it well and keep the artwork style.