Hi friends! I’m sorry for my late posting today. After sharing the snapshot of my little elephant sketch yesterday I became completely distracted by the process of editing him in Photoshop, and put all other work aside (bad)…but the great news is that I’ve now made two finished versions available for sale in my Society6 shop! Meet William and Margaux! They are available as art prints, framed prints and stretched canvases. I hope you’ll like them. I’m planing to add more prints soon, so I hope you’ll bookmark my wee shop and check back in for updates from time to time.
Also, before I go and attempt to get caught up on all of my neglected work, I just wanted to say thank you to each one of you who has been so kind and encouraging (both here and on Instagram) of my new adventures in art. I’ve always been so shy about sharing anything art related of mine, but you’ve made me feel braver…and because of your support I am too inspired and motivated to feel afraid any more. Thank you!!!
Lastly, I promised to share a few process shots yesterday…so here those are. xo Ez
Deciding on a color palette is one of the most fun parts of the design process…and also one of the trickiest! There are just so many amazing colors to choose from! As you can see, my final palette ended up looking a bit different than the one I first chose to work with.
Next I paint in all the layers. If you’re curious about the technique I use, I can’t recommend the book Heather Ross Prints enough.
The technique I follow (from Heather’s book) allows you to quickly and easily change any color in your piece. Phew!
After all the layers are set where they need to be it’s fairly easy to create additional versions using different color palettes. After several test prints I finally uploaded both completed designs to my shop! Hooray!