Creating the Sketch

Today I’ve created the sketch for the website banner. It’s too long for my printer, so I divided my reference materials into halves and printed them on regular copy paper.

 

 

 

Using my reference materials, I drew the sketches with a mechanical pencil on copy paper, making changes along the way. Then I outlined the drawing in pen, and erased the pencil marks.

 

 

 

 

 

I made the miscellaneous items such as the leaves, books, and trees on a separate page, since I might want to rearrange them later in PS. Next, I scanned the pictures, and combined the drawings together in Photoshop. I cleaned up any stray lines, and made more tweaks to the composition.

 

 

 

Now, I’m ready to paint. More to come…

Thanks for visiting, Lisa

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