In my last post I reflected on the progress of my state bird series, and today I thought I'd check in with another project, the Finnegan book.
My good friend wrote a cute little story, and I'm sllooowwwllly working on illustrating it. I try to devote some time every Friday to working on it, usually at a coffee shop while Ransom has preschool. As of last Friday, I have all of the seventeen pages sketched on my iPad.
Next I'm going to go back in and add color and probably more fun little details.
I started using this particular iPad app, Procreate, back in September. My first illustration on it was this Russian Doll
I've been wanting to grow in learning how to add color with Procreate. I don't want all my illustrations to look so cartoon-like. So I'm taking a Skillshare class that is proving to be really helpful. I'm not finished with it yet, but here is my project so far from that class.
I still have to add more texture to the cacti, but I'm really pleased with it so far! I'm definitely learning a lot, and it'll be interesting to see how I land with adding color to my Finnegan illustrations. I imagine the style will be somewhere in between the Russian doll and the cacti. Stay tuned!
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