Some people keep asking me how I do my drawings. “It’s all hand painted ?” No it is not. Well, actually, until recently it was, but then I realized that these days most artists do their illustrations in Photoshop, so I decided to purchase the software and give it a try. At first I had no idea how to start and worked hard for three weeks trying to learn. At some point I felt so lost and unproductive that I thought there was no way to learn it without taking classes with someone. But as a full time mom, going out and taking courses is not that easy, so I persisted.

Today after four months practising, I don’t master the technique, but I think I have improved a lot. Above I show the process for one of my illustrations. I start by sketching in my sketchbook (which I haven’t included because I did it while watching my son take a bath and it ended up a real mess with all the splashing!). Then, I scan the sketch, do the lines on my tablet, add colours, lights, shades, bells and whistles, until it comes out as I imagined.

Below, I’m sharing a couple of links to tutorials that really helped to start up. They were written by artists who generously share their working process and knowledge. Tutorials by Dani Jones. Technical by Rachelle Anne Miller. This illustration also goes well with this week’s Illustration Friday topic – Toy.

18 Responses to My artwork process
  1. Lu querida vc é um show!!! Sou sua maior fa! Beijos e um ótimo final de semana.

  2. Cute! Love all the little details!

  3. Lindo LU,lindo..seja colorido a mão,no pc,onde for..rsrsr..
    bjão,otimo finde!!!
    😉

  4. bah, muito legal.
    eu nao aprendo de preguiçosa mesmo a usar o photoshop. queria muiiiito….
    ah, tb nao sei o suficiente de inglês….risos.
    mas adoro tuas ilustrações e teu blog, beijo enorme,mariana

  5. Obrigada, meninas! Vocês são ótimas, sempre!

    Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the comments!

  6. Wonderful illustration. Thank you for showing us some of your process.

  7. Olá Lu! Vim conferir aqui tbem! Vc é uma artista! Amei! Parabéns!
    Grande bjo!

    http://vidanaeuropadiaadiaecuriosidades.blogspot.com/

  8. So bright and colorful. great action too.

  9. Beautiful illustration and thank you for the work in progress pictures!!!

  10. Que demais Lu! Até o esboço em PB eu acho fofo! Você podia separar uns desenhos desses ainda no esboço e montar um livrinho infantil para colorir!! Que acha?? Se topar, faz um pro Bento? Ele adoooora brincar de pintar! 😛
    bjocas
    http://maedobento.blogspot.com/

  11. Que ideia ótima, Sarah! Vou fazer mesmo e quando fizer pode deixar que eu mando pro Bento! 🙂

    Beijos!!!!

  12. E assim vamos nós amiga, na marra, no esforço próprio, na luta por vencer os obstáculos e fazer o que mais gostamos, e claro levando este belo que envolve nosso ser e nossa mente a todos que assim como nós querem este olhar magnético da beleza representado em suas vidas! Parabéns pela iniciativa de dividir!

  13. Obrigada pela generosidade em compartilhar seu processo de criacao! Ainda nao uso Photoshop, apenas dou uma “garibada” nos desenhos escaneados usando o Photoscape, mas vou dar o upgrade. Beijos de BH!


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