Sunday, January 18, 2009

Illustration Friday: Pale

My first inclination about Pale was the Moon--but I did the moon last week. Then the sea anemones we saw at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve tidal pools last weekend came to mind. They had pale tendrils that were almost see through.

I returned to a favorite style here the fake ink resist and worked directly from a photo. In the past I've traced the photo and then worked from the tracing, but this time I decided to work directly from the photo. I used the photo as my top layer and set the opacity at about 75%. The next layer down was my black layer and I erased out the shapes I wanted (with a custom made brush that leaves the jagged edges.)

So this is my photo I was working from.


cathyjune said...

your illustration is very beautiful! what an interesting technique too... thank you for sharing.

Bella Sinclair said...

I LOVE this effect! It came out really great, especially the anemone. Thank you for sharing your process. :)

Gai said...

Its amazing how an image can be transformed with skill and imagination, beautiful colours too.

theartofpuro said...

Love the effect and the colours

great illo