Holiday Gift is on its way to Florida :)
ejeany asked: how do you go about layering your textures to give the work the feel it has? beautiful pieces! keep it up :)
Elizabeth, I’m sorry, I totally dismissed this one … so thanks for the question. I don’t think by myself, I’m very well in using textures, I’m still trying and trying, so it will look better and not that much ‘textured’. I don’t have a ‘standard procedure’, but this what I do mostly:
The first thing I do is working without texture. I made some brushes (took me month until I got the look I want), and just using the colours I want without any texture. After everything is painted and I think I want to add texture, there are two ways how I do, what I do:
1. I made some brushes that look like … brushes. Real brushes like painting with acrylics brushes, not photoshop brushes. After the colour work is done, I use this brush-looking brush, vary the colour a little bit (darker, lighter, warmer etc) and paint over on the same layers I did the colours with this brushy-brush. After that it looks more like a painted illustration (like in this illustration: http://annalaurajacobi.tumblr.com/post/50340774201)
2. The other way I do (more easier and faster) is to put a scanned paper (should be gray not coloured) above all layers, change the layer blend mode to soft light (or try which one works best) and the visibility on something like 25 to 35%. Thats it. (like here: http://annalaurajacobi.tumblr.com/post/55073392565/aww-isnt-he-a-cutie ) - you can see the structure of the paper.
I’m still trying to scan printed textures (wood print and stuff like that), but not every scanned texture works the way I want :)
Hope, that will help?
You have some really really lovely artworks on your page, love them! :)
Another one of the girls who made decisions. Nearly ready with the whole booklet, waiting for the client saying “everything ok”.