Elfric the Dancing Elf

Dancing Elf.

Dancing Elf. Drawing, doloring and digital enhancement done by Ulla Hennig

This is one of my newest mixed media products – the elf drawn with pencil and ink and then colored with copic markers (Still have got only the three shades of brown!). I then scanned the colored drawing and continued to work in Photoshop with it.

The fern shapes are shapes which come with Photoshop. It is important to put them on a separate layer–so you can move them, scale them, change their color and even delete them without any harm to the image.

I put the gradient background is also on a separate layer, as well as the speech balloon and the text. It makes it easier to give your layers a name, otherwise you try to change something and then you notice that you are on the wrong layer!

Doing this was really fun, and I’ve already got some more ideas with Elfric in the woods! Keep following this blog if you want to know what comes next!

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

One response to “Elfric the Dancing Elf”

  1. Sadami says :

    Dear Ulla,
    Great! This computer hopeless and know-nothing-of-Photoshop girl will follow your blog. Sound very interesting and I can learn lots. Please keep up.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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