Tuesday, December 06, 2005

An illustration from Fuzz



I'm not sure why I've referred to this book as Fuzz. Maybe Fuzz is the catepillar character who also stars in the book. With all the projects I have going on between work, and home, and in between, they all start to mush together. This is — I know for sure — Tad, the other character in a 6-page, early reader that I just finished for Scott Foresman. I started this as a pencil sketch. I scanned my sketch and used it as a template to create the outlines and basic colors in Adobe Illustrator. I finished up in Photoshop using the dodge and burn tools for shadows and highlights.

5 comments:

Kim said...

I like! He's really cute!

rindambyers said...

Just about the cutest green caterpiller I've seen...

I have a question about the scanning of your sketch...did you just scan it into illustrator as bitmap, or did illustrator convert it to vector or did you just manually retrace to turn into a vector? Thanks so much,

tan247 said...

I agree - he is too cute. Very eye-catching.

Don Tate II said...

Hey Rinda, I scanned my pencil outlines into Photoshop (bitmap) although you could use any scan program. I then imported the bitmap scan into Illustrator and used it as a template. Then using the drawing tools, I traced my sketch, there by building the illustration in vector format. When finished, I imported into photoshop where I could apply some painterly affects. Thanks for the question

rindambyers said...

Thanks! VERY much Don! I think I can do this in my Photoshop program old as it is (hey, it was free, bundled with my Wacom tablet)! I APPRECIATE it!