Monday, 4 November 2013

the process

I've been inspired to do a drawing from one of the photos taken last month - of the view from Pallant Gallery across the rooftops to Chichester Cathedral.


I start with a black and white illustration on bristol board, using a pilot v5 hi-techpoint black pen. I scan the drawing and then colour using coreldraw. I'm not a fan of illustrator - coreldraw is the freest programme (in the sense of fewest restrictions) I've come across. Sometimes I take one of my textural photographs and put it over the illustration using a lens - to dirty it up a bit and there you have it!

4 comments:

Ellen Byrne said...

These are wonderful!

Cally said...

That's beautiful! I love the effect of the top layer and I agree about illustrator (I use Xara).

Don Madden said...

way cool.

Julia Kelly said...

Nice-love the greys and the blues!