Awww…nearly there!! Todays words are….brightness and unknown!!!
I have a million ideas…gonna think about it…and as usual…gonna get some tea!!
So..I think I know what to do with today’s image! I want to create an image with a character and a whole background scene…but I want to have just one light source in the image. I’m kinda thinking of a little girl looking into a box of some sort but only having it open a little bit, and there would be bright light shining out from the opening…as if there’s something magical inside but we don’t know what it is!
I might start drawing and see what happens!
So…I had an idea…but when I start illustrating I realised I was drawing the wrong kind of character. I was thinking of doing a little girl in her bedroom dressed up as a pirate, but shes just not cute! And so I thought about it again…then I realised I wanted the image to be kind of dark with the only light being in the box and on her face…and so I’m drawing a little girl in her nightdress instead. It makes more sense because its night time!!!
So I went from this….
I’m just figuring out how I want the little girl to look
Now she has a box to hold…..Gotta try give her hands…that actually look like hands!!!!
Tea..hands..and more hair…
I told Layla (my youngest daughter) that I would try to make this little girl look a bit like her…so now she has freckles!!
Awww….she’s starting to look cute!!
I’ve started on the background…I want her to be in an old fashioned kinda bedroom!
So…I had to take a little break because I had to fill out my census form!! Seriously!!!
I’m back working now and I’m just filling in the bedroom…
I have decide for the colour scheme, to keep it all kinda brown!
Still working on the bedroom…
Just adding a little detail to the bed and curtains…
Got a bit fed up doing the background so moved onto the light part…Just messing around with it in Photoshop!
Right…so I have decided to not use the background….the light effect is just cooler against a solid colour! So I’m just messing with the light to see which one will look better!
This is what I’ve been up to…
I like this one…
Afterthoughts: So that’s it…only one more day left….awww. I actually think I’m gonna miss doing these random illustrations!
Todays image is simple. I did have other ideas for it and spent a few hours illustrating a background but in the end it didn’t need it. I’m glad I tried it though, it would have annoyed me if I never knew what it would have looked like!
I like the little girl character and I like how she is just simple! The idea of keeping the illustration simple was to not bring all the attention to the character, but to focus the attention on the light! The light is what I reckons ties the two words together.
I chose to put it in an oval with a textured background then because it actually reminded me of like an old photograph…kinda. It also kinda reminded me of fancy papers (fancy papers were the cool things to collect back in the good old days!)
And that’s it…..time for a little break!!!