Thursday, August 15, 2013

Still the Boy with the Bread

I've always wanted to do one of these "illustration process"-things. This is one of the few drawings where I did save jpgs throughout my time working on it, so yay! Now I can! If you click to expand the first drawing, you can click through the slideshow and see the changes applied.=)

This is my TRIBUTE (pun heavily intended) to Suzanne Collins' wonderful "Hunger Games" series. It's one of my favorite series, and this is one of my favorite drawings too. If you type "boy with the bread" (Peeta's nickname) into Google images, this drawing actually shows up on the front page! How cool is that?

1: Sketch!
      Katniss is the "Girl on Fire," so I've always felt like Peeta was the water to Katniss' fire. <3
      Rue, Cinna, Prim, Gale, and Haymitch were originally going to be inserts on the left side, but I
      won't put up a jpg of that since they didn't make the final cut.

2: Lineart!
           Cleaned up the characters with ink, and extended/added detail to the background in pencil!

3: Colored characters!

4:Laying in colors!
              Never really painted trees, so I kinda didn't know what I was doing! These were the original                         colors, and yes, they are quite horrid!=)

5: Final Version!
         Blurred the background elements, added some plants, and darkened everything.

6: Space reserved for possible Future Final Edit!
 I do still occasionally  edit things that bother me.=-)