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Journal

From sketch to print, behind the scenes.

OK, so it starts with a few scribbles on the backs of envelopes…



…which sit in my brain for a while before combining to form an idea…
…which I rough out in Painter…

…and add Mr. Fox (scanned)… to make sure I like him…

…then starting on a new (much larger) image…

…I scan in bits of paper that I have painted and use these as the paper textures in Painter. This way I can use my real brushstrokes in my digital paintings :)

Each element goes on a new layer…



…which is a good thing when I decide halfway through to put more light behind the trees…

…add Mr. Fox, and a few little details, and that’s it. Simples.
(Click here for the finished print)