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Sketches and Development

How do I create the illustrations for Mally Mae’s Rotten Day? Each picture is thought up in vivid detail before I ever put the pencil to the paper. I start out by sketching a rough idea of what I wish to illustrate. At this point in the process, detail is ignored for the most part. That sometimes includes faces, lighting, textures, and hair.
I work exclusively with colored pencil when detailing my work. Shapes, new images, and fine detail will begin to appear as color is added. Once I complete an illustration, I scan it onto my computer were I use digital editing software to add hard colors and perfect the images.
Below you will see photos of the first steps took in creating my animations. I am developing new illustrations everyday. These are the first few pictures in the works. Continue to follow my blog posts to see their development and development of new pieces.

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Mall on the school bus annoyed by peers
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Mally crying in her mothers arms
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Mall worrying about rotting away like food products
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Mally eating at the rotten day feast
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Mally’s plate of food at the rotten day buffet
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Partially colored version of Mally’s plate of food at the rotten day buffet
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3 thoughts on “Sketches and Development”

  1. A wonderful first post, I love it, and wish I had your talent for illustrating! I use my own photography combined with photo editing ( using GIMP), but I’d love to sketch pictures too and create them as you have done. I recently dug out some ‘How to Draw’ books I bought years ago, and I’m determined to have a go. 🙂

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    1. That’s wonderful! You should give it a go! It gets frustrating at times, but with patience it’s possible! I only use pencils in creating my work, however, before I publish I am going to go in and digitally enhance them using photoshop.

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