So every month for the year, I’ll be posting a quick description of a colour, along with a little bit of colour theory to help out in colour selection. This is my way of making sure I get back in the habit of doing a major post to my blog once a month! So this month’s colour, Blue, just happens to be my favourite. And since this month is my birthday, I thought this would be a good place to start.
During the summer of 2018, there was a hashtag on Instagram called #drawthisinyourownstyle and I wanted to participate. This was NOT my original design, just my interpretation of someone else’s work. In fact, this isn’t even the image I originally posted. I felt the symmetry need some work. This is the final result. About 90% of the work was done on my iPad. Just a basic pencil rough by hand and a bit of Photoshop cleanup afterwards makes up the other 10%. You can see what I had originally posted to Instagram here.
A dump of various logos and word marks I’ve done over the past few years.
An experiment on two fronts. First, I wanted a distinctly female face without it being overtly feminine. Helps with making the elf feel otherworldly. And it was also an experiment with a very quick and dirty way to get some digital colour in without spending a ton of time.
Inks were traditional and colour was all Photoshop magic.