Creating the Sketch
First I created the sketch for the website banner using various reference materials. The sketch was too long for my printer, so I divided my design 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