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    Hand rendered artwork for FD2D Magazine based in Leicester, UK. I first sketched out the characters to get a basic idea of what they would look … Read More
    Hand rendered artwork for FD2D Magazine based in Leicester, UK. I first sketched out the characters to get a basic idea of what they would look like and then scanned the drawings into Photoshop to clean up any stray lines. After this I manipulated the drawings using Illustrator and added some colour detail with the Olympic rings in the background and the digital brushstrokes. The idea was to keep as much of the original pencil sketches as possible so there was a mix between hand-drawn elements and digital. I originally designed it so that the artwork would stretch across two pages as I didn't know how much text there was to be in the article and wanted it to be more of a background with sweeping green strokes that would lead the eye into the colourful artwork. It was decided in the end to shrink the artwork so the spread had balance and I think this worked well. The client liked the artwork and it was featured with my name :-) ( I did not write the article ) Copy and paste the link here into your browser to visit FD2D magazine on Issuu's website: http://issuu.com/fromdusk 2dawn/docs/fd2dleicestersu mmer12 ( My artwork is on pages 30-31 ) Read Less
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Hand rendered artwork I created for FD2D Magazine based in Leicester, UK.

Firstly, I sketched the characters in pencil to get a basic idea of what they would look like and then I scanned the drawings were into Photoshop to clean up any stray lines. After this I edited them using Illustrator whilst adding some colour detail with the Olympic rings in the background and the digital brushstrokes. The idea was to keep as much of the original pencil sketches as possible so there was a mix between hand-drawn elements and digital, something I have enjoyed doing in the past.

I originally designed the artwork to stretch accross two pages to be more of a background with sweeping green strokes that would lead the eye into the article text. I then decided, after some thought to shrink the artwork so the spread had balance and this worked well. The client liked the artwork and it was published both in print and online.
 
Link here to the digital magazine on Issuu's website:
http://issuu.com/fromdusk2dawn/docs/fd2dleicestersummer12

( My artwork is featured on page 31 )