Digitally editing a traditional watercolor!
Updating a Portfolio Piece
|This piece shows off my technique but is too sedentary for my portfolio. |
I wanted to keep the basic image, but update it with more interaction.
|More interaction between the characters!|
|Not very interesting.|
|Cute, but boring.|
|Looking at my characters I decided that it would be better for the
drummer to be performing |
and to have the other toys reacting to the music. So I modified the doll, and the lamb
and added a second arm to the wooden soldier to show more animation:
|First, I traced the original watercolor and then modified the characters (keeping them to scale), |
scanned the image and printed it out on my watercolor paper.
|Once I had my image I made note to the original pallet and painted traditionally glazing and building the colors.|
|You can see the phantom soldier arm and foot. These will be layered onto the digital image |
altering the original watercolor image.
|Here is the finished "revised" illustration. I scanned and used Photoshop to all a new layer and merge the two images.|
|Here is the finished image.|
(but I see in this pic, his foot is still a little transparent.... I will have to check on that.)