Since I’v been drawing so many astronauts and astroscapes, I thought I’d throw back the curtain a little and explain my process. I have skipped the penciling stage in this post, but, faithful readers, if you would like to see that stage, I’d be happy to oblige.
I had originally applied a wash directly to this piece, but I took it out when I decided to apply a wash digitally.
Here’s the astronaut sans wash.
This is the wash that I did on a separate piece of bristol. Once it dried, I used a brush to splatter white ink over it to resemble stars.
I touched up some of the shadows on the astronaut. I also tool parts of another wash to create the “depressurizing bolt” emitted from the astronaut’s cracked helmet. In the future, I’d like to ad another tone to the astronaut’s body, and maybe add some planets.
My brother and his longtime girlfriend are getting married! To celebrate the occasion, they’re going to have boxes of fancy donuts rather than cake. And decorating the boxes will be a donut logo. Who do you think will design those donuts?
I’ve made these donuts so far. I will add text to them and maybe some other decorative elements.
As I’ve been using Illustrator to color more, I have also been trying to brush up on some of my other Illustrator based skills, like logo creation. Illustrator is great for creating logos and very clean, symmetrical images, so here are a couple o’ fun, practice logos.