Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Angel vs donkey

the sketch

the final art
I recently made this illustration for a magazine article. The segment I illustrated was a brief story about a donkey in a Christmas pageant that saw the spotlit angel in the balcony. The donkey HEE-HAWED and sat down to the delight of the audience.

As I was creating the pink fog in the balcony on a Photoshop layer, I was ever so thankful for digital art. I'm not sure how I would have handled painting the fog with watercolors like I used to do. It took a bit of experimentation to get the effect using the brush tool and low opacity, but the beauty is I could try over and over till I got something I liked. Yay for digital art!


Bron Smith said...

You took the words right out of my mouth. I've thought the same thing many times about the Wacom pen and Photoshop. Yay for digital art!

paula said...

A big "Yay!" from me, too! I guess white paint and a cotton ball? But it would be scary to do it on an almost finished piece! Too easy to screw up! Love the drawing and I am wondering about the (whole) story behind it!