Folk Tales

Posted by on Aug 29, 2010 in blog, illustration

I recently finished an illustration for an African folk tale called the Lion and the Hare.

Hare, in African lore, is a trickster and in this particular story, he manages to convince the large, but easily outsmarted, Lion not to eat him.
I’m sharing my process, again in this illustration, starting with the initial concept sketch.

Lion and Hare Orig SKETCH

To the final rendered pencil that will become the base for the final work. This gets scanned and cleaned up in Photoshop for the final piece.

Lion and Hare Illo Pencil rendering

Once that happens, I begin using “paths” in Photoshop that will allow me to isolate and work on regions of the artwork.

Lion and Hare Illo in Progress

All this finally leads to the final piece. Yay!

I’ll share this cover illustration in context on an upcoming post!

Cheers!

1 Comment

  1. ken
    September 23, 2010

    Nice to see the process, those final pieces don’t just happen instantly!