Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Illustration Friday - Clutter

I decided this week after looking at other blogs that I would show a little of my drawing process. So above is my initial sketch for clutter..
I then scanned the image into photoshop and played around a little to make colour decisions. I often do this as it helps me to perceive the final image..

and so begins the long process of colouring..


and many hours later.... the finished illustration!!

53 comments:

Eric Barclay said...

Another beautiful piece! I really enjoyed seeing your process. Perfect for the theme!

Ellen said...

Fabulous work! Is that all in coloured pencil?

nessadee said...

Beautiful work! I loved seeing the process as well.

Juan said...

Great illustration kathy. Nicely executed!

Vickie said...

Hi Kathy,
This is a beautiful drawing. Thanks for showing us how you work. I love how your clutter is mostly the tan boxes with the little bits of color placed here and there to help the eye move around the composition. Also I like the atmospheric lighting. It's a very happy cluttered place.

beebidoux said...

First time visitor... and I am blown away. :) Excellent work!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

This is Fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing your process and the beautiful illustration!

Jen A said...

Thanks for showing the process - I always find it fascinating. Beautiful illo!

Tom Barrett said...

Thanks for the behind-the-scenes look. Always love to see how individual artists work! Wonderful illustration!

MiKa Art said...

This is like a littke magic! Beautiful image.

Regina said...

amazing process. beautiful illustration!

Angie said...

I love how she's used the lights! This is really lovely!

Adriana Whitney said...

Beautiful work! You have a great talent.
Adri

theartofpuro said...

Great work,the colours are amazing,it's magical

shiva said...

Great as always!thank you for sharing the process. :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Kathy this is just so beautiful!!! I think it's just delicious with composition and color. I love the softness of the illustration. This would make such a lovely story. There is a wonderful story in there I can see it! Great work.

Camila Gulla said...

Beautiful, beautiful work....!

Emily said...

Oooh the process is truly half the fun! Thanks for sharing! hihi... we have similar take this week I think!

I like how delicate the dancer contrasts the heavy clutter!

Jess said...

Hi Kathy,
I really enjoyed learning about your process, thanks so much for sharing it here. Of course I love the final image and what an original idea to have the little girl dancing amongst the boxes! Lovely.x

krisztina maros said...

wow, it's amazing, Kathy! you don't waste your hours :)

Katie said...

Thanks for sharing your process. Really wonderful illustration. Love the detail, content, and colors.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Thanks so much for sharing the process... I always love getting a looksy into artists techniques and styles. It's like being able to peak over your shoulder a bit... without the aggrevation of having someone looking over your shoulder.
Great piece!!!

Ange B said...

Wow Kathy! That is magical! And so like a child to be able to 'perform' anywhere, even amongst all the clutter. Magical! I agree with a previous comment, this looks like it would make the most beautiful childrens story...where can I buy it? All the best...Angela, Brisbane Australia

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Kathy, beeee-YOOOO-ti-ful! She's so delicate and graceful, and I love that she's strung up lights to make this place her very own. Spectacular coloring! Thanks so much for showing the process!!

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

so delicate, so carefully colors, so much patient, so much love!
You are so talented and thanks for sharing the process from scratch to finished.

Fantastic Figments said...

WOW i was just scanning the blogs and WOWOWOWOOWOW.. your work is flawless! And now I am speechless (doesn't happen too much.) Excuse me while I nose around :)

Smooches,
Steph

johanna said...

very very wonderfully done! and thanks for sharing your process with us :-)

anna said...

Kathy, thank you for showing us your process of drawing. I have always enjoyed and admired your work even through only seeing the finished illustration, but to see the whole process makes me appreciate the amount of work you put into every illustration. And even your sketch has such great charm!

kathy hare said...

Thankyou so much for your kind comments, I was a lttle shy of showing the various stages of my work but I am glad I did.. :)

Susan said...

Beautiful illustration! it makes clutter look magical!!

Kate said...

Very nice...Loved seeing your process!

Mark Cavell said...

Your drawing is fantastic. Loved the block colour version before you commenced the final piece. Wonderful. Thank’s for the insight.

Di said...

Beautiful - in all the stages!
btw: Thanks for dropping in on my clutter.

stangy said...

how beautiful - thanks for giving a peek into your process. the little girl dancing amid the clutter captures so much!

cata said...

Such a fantastic cluttered scene, Kathy!!!
Your technique is amazing!!
Thanks for sharing.
Cata

Zari said...

wonderful piece! the scene and colors are really great...and the finished work looks so delicate!

thanks for stopping by my blog cause you helped me discover your wonderful work!

Alicia Padrón said...

This is amazing Kathy, beautiful work!! Loved seeing your process. I even like the photoshop color proof! Your work is lovely :o)

Eric Orchard said...

Really lovely!

kathy hare said...

Thankyou.. :)

shishir naik said...

Your work is lovely! Very precise, very unique!

Paola said...

I've enjoyed every step of your process! thanks for sharing it!
It's a delightful piece, really beautiful!

Son of Incogneato said...

Wow, neat stuff. I love seeing ’process’ series.
Great drawing, wonderful colours.

Cheers!
Son

sketched out said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is so beautiful...I love seeing the stages and this is such a sweet finished product :)

Dada's place said...

Thanks for shearing your process of drawing, I always love to see how other artists (which work I appreciate so much)create. Your illustration is amazing! Even your sketch is Wow! :) I LOVE your work!

julie king said...

oh how delightful to see your work in progress. this is my first visit to your blog!!

Focus_ret said...

I also loved seeing the process. What a neat idea to test color possibilities on the computer before committing them to your paper.

ichigo said...

beautiful

Honey P. Amplegood said...

Really perfect.

Anonymous said...

Excellent!!! I don't need to say much more as your work speeks for itself!!!XXX XXX

atomicvelvetsigh said...

magnificent style! and i luv the progression of your work! thanks for sharing 8)

Edrian Thomidis said...

I loved seeing your process. Thank you for taking the time to make this post!

artsymommachic said...

This is so my daughter Hannah!

Long blonde hair, doing ballet and room a mess! LOL

Thanks for sharing the steps to this piece, I always enjoy that!!