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Each birthday, children around the world get out their measuring tapes, rulers or yard sticks to measure how much they have grown since their last birthday. Sometimes measured in inches, feet, age, or just by date...the notches on the wall are a great memory for both the children and the parents. This was my inspiration for this week's Illustration Friday
The other day, one of my friends had asked me how I get my drawings onto the computer. It varies....but, I always start with a small sketch. Sometimes I just look at my sketch and draw directly in Illustrator using the Bezier, or I will start directly in Photoshop. The image above was sketched, scanned, placed into Illustrator and then drawn over with the Bezier tool. I then imported the Illustrator file into Photoshop for tweaking and special coloring...and, Voila!
This week, I wanted my image to look like it belongs in a very simple children's book. Therefore, I opted to leave everything white, except for the main image.
Here is the sketch I originally started with: