Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Embossing a pattern

This is an illustration from a story I am developing. I wanted to show more texture in the pieces and especially in the sheep. So, here I embossed a pattern over the sheep's wooly coat.
Using Painter X, I created the pattern first, one that I liked, saved it, and then used it with the pattern embossing brush to create the effect.

Using a technique like this once in a while can be effective. One just has to be sure not to overdo it.

I am hoping to find some other ways to create various textures that won't overpower the other spreads in this book. I love the journey that illustration takes me on each day!


Nikki said...

This is really neat!
I like the addition of the little wool wisps.
And the glance into the background..

I wish I had that view!

Amy C. Moreno said...

This is gorgeous with the texture in the sheep!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Texture Ginger! I think it works really well. I am trying textures too. . .but you are right one can get overdone.

The little girl is adorable too!

I love your new header!!

Loni Edwards said...

Wow! The texture on this is great! And its just the perfect amount!

Art Fan Ako said...

I like the curls on the sheep, the expression on the girl's face, and the shade. Great page!

krisztina maros said...

so fine textures! lovely illo!

Connie said...

I like the texture--very fun.

roz said...

I LOVE this. =O)))
Is Painter very hard to learn?