Hey everybody! Hope your are having a great week! I thought I would share the process behind creating my illustrations from Rondy the Elephant series. I painted my newest illo Elephant in a Porcelain Shop yesterday and was sharing the process on TwitPic and Twitter. It took me some time, but I was pleased with the result :) Here is the process…
Here I am all ready for work. Coming up with the concept:
Yay! Found an exciting topic for this illustration – one of my favorite childhood sayings -
Elephant In a Porcelain Shop
It means a clumsy or awkward person. It’s variant is “Bull in a chine shop”.
As a child I would always imagine a cute and clumsy big elephant trying to catch all those cups and plates :)
The sketch is coming along….
And here it is!
A little tea break: cranberry rooibos…Mmmmm! :)
Starting painting now…
Finished transferring the sketch to the watercolor paper:
Painting background with my acrylics – blue of course ;) :
Rough background layer of my illustration is done:
Now to details… Here is the finished painting
The prints are ready too. They are fresh in my Etsy shop!
Here is one of them on my little easel:
Hope you like it! :)
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