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June 22, 2018

'leia in wonderland' art process

the steps - click on image for a larger view
My process is this: 1- draw, 2- scan & edit drawing, 3- color. Simple enough, right? I don't often do sketches and I didn't do that for this one but I did practice draw a few things before working on the final.

I work on pieces of papers but sometimes the art grows/expands like 'leia in wonderland' and I have to add paper, sort of like adding more space to add more things. Sometimes it can be a problem putting them together after I scan them in because they sometimes do not line up and also I have a small scanner so I can't scan them together.

'leia in wonderland' just somehow became a larger piece. I really meant to drawn just her face and that's it. So maybe I should get larger paper? That's probably won't solve my problem because whatever I do, some pieces just wants to be bigger no matter how large the paper is.

before edit in Photoshop - click on image for a larger view
after edit in Photoshop - click on image for a larger view

As you can see below, it's not quite finished but I really like it like this. I like that unfinished look. I will reveal the final version in July (if I manage to finish) to maybe coincide with my society6 shop reopening which I haven't decided on yet.

'leia in wonderland' in progress - click on image for a larger view

'leia in wonderland' in progress - closeup 1 - click on image for a larger view

'leia in wonderland' in progress - closeup 2 - click on image for a larger view
Is the gold/pink/light blue clashing? Too many colors? Are her hands too large? Does that look like tea in that cup? Does that looks like toast in her left hand? That's what I'm going for. I was thinking of turning it into a half-torn playing card but I like the idea of 'tea and toast' so it's toast. These are the silly questions I seem to ask myself when working on a piece. But sometimes I just don't think about it and that's why I usually sort of half watch tv shows while working on my art. The distraction helps somehow. Your brain isn't as crowded if you're half paying attention to something else. That's what I like to think anyway.

What are your steps in creating art? Is it just 1-2-3 or is there more steps? If you post about your art process, let me know in the comments.

12 comments:

  1. Looks nice. Since I am into art or illustration, I won't be able to comment on this authoritatively.

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    1. you don't have to know art to comment, as along as you like what you see, it's art.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  2. coming along so beautifully!

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    1. yes, I think so too but it's a pretty slow process.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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  3. It's a wonderful piece, Lissa, and I love seeing the process. Well done.

    Yes, now you mention it, I would make her hands jsut a tiny smaller if you can but everything else is perfect. And if you leave as is, we will jsut assume the hands are a lot closer. :) So great I love her little chewie. Cant; wait to see this completed. The colours, btw, are perfectly fine.

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    1. yeah, I think I'll redo one of the hands smaller which requires redrawing, rescanning.

      colors are hard to choose sometimes and since you're only seeing a few colors, it does look fine but we'll see.

      thanks for visiting. have a lovely day.

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  4. Wow! This is pretty cool to see your process, and the end result is so lovely and amazing! Hugs...RO

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    1. I like seeing the process too and also sharing it sort of makes me want to finish.

      thanks for visiting. have a lovely day.

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  5. I enjoyed reading about your process. It is a wonder-full piece. I love all the details. Her hands are lovely. The cards pop off the page in your sketch, meaning you portray their shape and movement quite well.

    I only scan my art for putting on the computer. I have never done computer arts.

    Lovely day to you!

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    1. I think I'm too attached to my computer especially when creating art. I really admire artists like you that uses actual paint.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  6. It's just so perfect.
    You have the hands of surgeon or better - a concert pianist.
    Your artwork is like a perfect concert on paper. The instruments all combining to create...beauty...unique experience...something different for whoever looks at it. Brava!

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    1. thank you for your kind words.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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