Sunday, July 25, 2010

ILLUSTRATION - Redone page




Here are snapshots of one of the earlier pages in the storybook I'm currently working on. Of all the pages I've done this was the one I was least satisfied with. I finally made time this weekend to do revisions. The characters looked very flat, and I felt the cheetah, Numbi, didn't resemble himself (he can be seen in a earlier post). So the after snapshot is a result of a complete redesign of Numbi + color adjustments + an attempt to "unflatten" the characters. Photoshop never ceases to amaze me with the wide variety of ways to enhance color and helping me achieve satisfying results.

** The newest addition to this post (the bottom photo) shows another revision I made to the page. On this illustration I now make it more evident that the character are running through grass and not on flat land. It was not hard to make that change, it simply just did not occur to me until examining it again. Errors like that make me want hold off on posting things until a couple days later where I can re examine my creation with a fresh outlook.


  1. The illustrations of the characters themselves look nice, but the reason why it still looks flat is because they're not in relationship with the background's perspective. The cheetah still feels flat, as well as the rest of the characters. If you were fix their positions in relationship to the background, they won't look flat and they would feel they belong in that background.

    Keep on working hard bro! :)

  2. Lol funny you wrote that, i actually noticed the exact same thing this morning and I went back and made it so can see they are in grass and not running on a flat surface!

    But anyhow I checked out your blog and great work in anatomy! I look forward to continuing to see you grow!

  3. Ah cool! I didn't think about having them running through the grass. That'll definitely help for sure. :)

    When does this project get published? Let me know bro. :) Thanks again for your comments and encouragement!