Elfric the Dancing Elf
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!