Illustration Friday: Celebrate

Celebrate - blue

For this week’s Illustration Friday topic, a scratchboard illustration messed with (as usual) in Photoshop. I used a sample from a scan of an old painting as the texture/colour in the image above and as the background in the version below. Both are test cases – I wanted to trial some techniques for another project that is happening (of which more in the fullness of time… but if I am more difficult to pin down than usual, this is probably the reason).

Celebrate - colour

10 thoughts on “Illustration Friday: Celebrate

  1. I love your foliage and the scratchboard shading on the arms, as per usual, but the thing that stood out for me in this was the background – it really works! I love this textured, multihued blue that really sets off the black. And I like the star flowers. :)

  2. Thank you all for your comments (I posted a thankyou but it vanished). And Will, it does! I hadn’t looked at it that way, but it works.

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