Tuesday, October 07, 2008

IF - sugary


My entry for Illustration Friday this week. I had fun with some lettering on this one. I really admire illustrators who do awesome lettering, like Linzie Hinter and Helen Dardik. (I love everything those two do!) They make it look so easy and guess what? It's not! I can't come close to anything they are doing, but I had a blast making this and I liked the challenge of adding in illos to the lettering. I learned a valuable lesson along the way on this one, too.
I started off coloring the lettering with just a transparent background, thinking I would just add the background color later. When I finally got to the point of adding the background, I found it difficult to find a color that worked well with all the colors I had chosen for the lettering. It took me forever to figure it out and I had to change some of the lettering colors to make it work. I was cursing myself for not thinking through my initial decision! Now I know - background color first!!!!

11 comments:

thedoodlegirl said...

What a fun illo! I just love the sweet details! :)

linda sarah said...

This is so beautiful! And I love the colors and little details - it's a completely gorgeous picture:-)

Chickengirl said...

i love your lettering. So sweet :-)

Rui Sousa said...

really great work, well done.
Regards and Congratulations


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aimee said...

beautiful and sugary - and great lettering!

Bella Sinclair said...

Well! Even though the process was challenging, the outcome is PERFECT! Wow, I would never have known you had issues. It looks fabulous and fun and carefree. Thanks for sharing. I learned something.

Eric Barclay said...

Awesome illo- and the lettering turned out great! Loved reading your description of how this one happened. Learning is fun!

Katie said...

Wonderfully sweet illustration. Great character.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Nina how cute is this. I had the very wonderful pleasure of browsing your blog and I LOVE IT!!!! I really like your style. It's fresh and very clever. Your lettering is out of this world!!! You've got a fan.

Kelly Medina said...

Your lettering turned out great. It definitely isn't easy, but you have a great start.

Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

Rhonda said...

This is adorable! You're so talented! :D