…because the alternative is a lot less fun!
(5×7 birthday card now available at Joana Miranda Studio at Etsy.)
Filed under art, illustration, Josephine, marker and ink illustration
Tagged as balloons, birthday, black and red, bob, champagne, Copic Sketch markers, drawing, fashionista, festive, greeting card, illustration, LBD, party, party girl, party hat, polka dot A-line coat, red heels, Stabilo fine line pens, whimsical
Too cute! 😉
what did you used for the girl outline? copic multiliner or pencils?
I used the Stabilo fine line pens for the outline. In this case, I used the flesh tone liner for the skin areas, a black liner for the hair outline, and pale grey for everything else (garments, couch, balloons, etc.) At the end of coloring in the illustration, I went over some of the lines again to add a little more depth. The next time I do an illustration, I’ll scan and email the preliminary line drawing so that you can see.
I can’t claim responsibility for this technique, of course. I’m a big fan of Arturo Elena’s technique and the wonderful movement in his characters, although the proportions of his figures tend to look a little alien until you’ve gotten used to them. Take a look here: http://arturoelena.com/ He also has a Facebook Fan page (I’m a fan) and provided a wonderful and helpful series of work-in-process photos there.
I look forward to seeing what you’ve been up to on your blog! XOX- Joana
Very cute, and she has a rake-ish expression!
For inspiration for the facial features, I turned to a photo of Marilyn Monroe. I guess “rake-ish” could also describe Marilyn…:-)
Even though the girl in the illustration has a black bob, I think she’s still Josephine. Josephine is every woman (at her best) after all! 🙂 Joana
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