Vector art

A letter a day: G is for graveyard

It was kind of interesting to watch this one develop, so I thought I'd post the stages it went through: Stage 1, the pencil sketch:

G is for graveyard stage 1 sketch

Stage 2, the basic shapes and colors established in Illustrator:

Print

Stage 3, adding paint in ArtRage:

G is for graveyard stage 3 Artrage

Stage 4, adding texture and other finishing touches in Photoshop:

G is for graveyard stage 4 Photoshop

And finally back into Illustrator to drop it into my alphabet template:

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A letter a day: U is for upside-down

Yep, that's upside-down alright. U-is-for-upside-down-valerie-bean-illustration

I also wanted to mention that I watched the live stream of Lisa Congdon's class, Become A Working Artist, over the last two days and it was really terrific. It was full of practical advice, much of which I was pleased to find out I've already started doing, and covers fine art, licensing, illustration, marketing, and more. If you didn't get to watch it live, consider purchasing the video. It's over 12 hours of instruction from someone who has lived what she teaches and it's totally worth the price.

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