Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A new group....and my process for creating....This piece is for the "Three Muses" Challenge this week....theme..."numerology"

Hi Everyone....

I have been so busy with all kinds of projects lately but when you love to draw you take a few minutes each and every day to do something just for fun....so this week...I joined a new group of illustrators on Facebook called Illustrator's Workshop ...they have a group where they share tips and detail their processes for creating....so I thought I would take a moment today to create for the "Three Muses" challenge blog and document my steps for this piece...so here it is....

I start with a pencil rough of my idea....and once I am happy with the concept...I move on to working with ink...I then finish all the details in ink and scan the piece so I can get it ready for some fun in Photoshop....I then create layers to keep adding textures and colours to the piece and this can go on and on....I will talk more about Photoshop in the months to come...I love Adobe products and I use the entire master suite...

This process is very simple....but I am a tactile person and my drawing is always pen to paper....it just feels right....I do also use a wacom tablet for modifications and changes on-line but I still start each and every illustration project with my sketchbook!!!

Have a wonderful day !!!

Hugs
Diana

36 comments:

Amy said...

very cool...yes, I love good old fashioned art..paper and pencil..technology is fun, but can't forget how it all started right?! Thanks for the clips on how you put your creations together.. I was always wondering how you did the backgrounds.
thanks

Terri Kahrs said...

Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your process! Technology is wonderful, but there's something to be said for good old sketches, paste and paper! Hugs, Terri

Terri Kahrs said...

Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your techniques. Technology is wonderful, but there's still something to be said for the traditional methods of pen, ink, paper, scissors and glue! Hugs, Terri

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful piece and fun to read about your art process- wonderful Diana!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi diana!

oh this is a wonderful demonstration! your art is so uplifting and full of life! i love seeing your process!

xoxoxo
melissa

Eila A said...

Your piece is so bright and fresh, Diana - it's a joy to see it! And thanks for sharing your work process with us, it's always so interesting to read about other artists' methods!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I love seeing the process Diana! I don't understand computer graphics at all but maybe someday you'll hold a little class for newbies? :)
Darla♥

Annette Q said...

Aha, so thats how you do it! Thanks for sharing. I do like photoshop and wish I knew more on how to use it!! Love your sketch too!
Ps. thank you for such sweet comments on my blog. in answer to your question: would love to open an etsy shop (its at the top of my to do list!) but I dont how and where to begin!! Hopefully will get my head around it soon :-)

indybev said...

This is delightful, Diana, and it's so interesting to read your process of creativity. Thank you so much for sharing, and thanks for joining our challenge!!

Rosie said...

Love your gipsy fortune-teller Diana! I can believe you love to draw every day as you do it so well! And kudos to you for using the entire suite - I still have to wade through PS 7.0 carefully to get decent results! ;o)

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, a very striking piece, fantastic work!

Sandra Evertson said...

Wow!
Just Fabulous, she really POPS right up at you! Love the colors too!
Good luck on your new endeavor, but you won't need it because you are a very talented lady!
Sandra Evertson

Willy said...

Fabulous piece, Diana! Thanks for the explanation about how you did it.

marianne said...

Wonderful and so nice to let us in on how you create these little beauties!
Fun to see it evolve Diana!

Have a nice day!

Terri said...

I love this piece! Thank you for showing the steps.

Janine said...

So cool to see your work in process.
Thanks for sharing.

yoon see said...

Wow! You are a very creative and persistant person Diana.
Thanks and I love your process.

Ozstuff said...

When we see your work, we see colour and creativity and wonderful pictures but we don't see the process from beginning to end. This time, you shared the process with us and I enjoyed it immensely. Your fortune teller is gorgeous! Great work.

Renee said...

Diana you have boundless energy. And all of it is positive.

xoxo

Silke said...

Hi Diana! How wonderful to see your process! I love how you combine traditional technique with technology!! The result is delicious!!! Hugs, Silke

Sandy said...

Wow this is stunning.
So fantastic work. Brilliant.

Alberta said...

What an original interpretation of this theme! Trust an artist to manage to associate a romantic gypsy fortune teller with numbers. I always love yor bold, joyous use of color, Diana.

LiveArt said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing your process. I love that you have your own unique style, and that you always use such happy fresh colours!!

Linda

LW said...

Thanks for showing the process.
Love seeing the sketch and the inking…
Beautiful effects……


Louise

Candace Trew Camling said...

I've always wondered how you work... and what software you use. can't wait to read more about it in later posts!

Martina2801 said...

Wonderful artwork. It looks fantastic!

Nata Romeo ArtistaDonna said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

I love seeing your process Diana. Thanks for the share.

Draffin Bears said...

HI Diana,

Your work is wonderful and I enjoyed seeing the working drawing and the process you go through.
Thanks for sharing.
I have Photoshop but have to learn how to operate it.
My children love using it.

Hugs
Carolyn

Ces said...

My dearest sisterfriend - you are fantastic and you are beautiful. Everything you touch blooms. Ttherefore I have something for you over at my blog.

JD said...

Hi Diana,
You work in progress is really great! Love the ink work.
Jan
JD Holiday

Manon Doyle said...

Thank you for sharing girlfriend!
I don't have Photoshop..... maybe I should....lol!
What do you see in that crystal ball for my future? LOL

Kristen said...

I think your fortune is GREAT SUCCESS and GREAT TALENT. A creative genius. Very impressive, I love how you showed the stages of your work too! I am, again, impressed.

Hermine said...

its lovely!

chriscondoleo said...

Wonderful picture! I love the pattern work in the tablecloth-great touch! I also love the vivid colors--so full of life!

I'm like you, I'd rather sketch and then ink my pictures the 'old fashioned way' first and then touch up using my Bamboo tablet. My favorite pencil is an ebony layout.

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

Love to see your process! I have been strictly Wacom tablet lately. This is a really cool piece! Good job!!!
I have to check out your links, sounds like some fun and helpful stuff.

 
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