Thursday, April 25, 2013

From Pencil Sketch to Digital Illustration: Columbine Study

Too nice a day to stay inside so I decided to work in my garden. Saw that the columbines I planted 7 years ago are still reseeding and in bloom again. I always found this particular flower to have such an interesting form - thought it would make an good subject for a digital illustration.

Over the next few days the plan is to photograph the flower and import it into Real Color (which will generate a RGB color palette featuring the 5 most dominant hues) and then scan today's pencil sketch into Adobe Illustrator CS5 as the base layer on which to build my illustration. I'll use the 5 colors (and resulting variations) produced by Real Color in Illustrator and see how the RC palette looks when applied to a drawing.

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