City Life

Posted by Nik Chinook on Tuesday, January 26, 2016


The 'Edna at the Window' illustration is just about finished!  I'm gonna contemplate it for a few days yet but I think I'm done.  The trickiest part at the end was working out the colour balance and depth of shadows.  On the low res image above the contrast is much flatter than I'm going to have in the final Giclee prints. Those will be much darker with some of the shadow areas reducing the brickwork detail but adding deep blue/purple tones.  Very atmospheric!

It's all come on a long way since the initial sketches. I'll try and add those or you can simply scroll down to earlier posts.

The process has been: Pencil sketch - Ink and pencil tonal tests - large marker preliminary - 3D model building - texture and lighting - output print - paint over in coloured pencils - scan - photoshop tweaking and details.
The Giclee prints are going to be a good size and will show off the detail and tonal atmosphere really well.

Oh, and thanks to Kirsti for the Cafe name. You now feature as the proprietor on the cafe sign :)