Jack and Jill

The weather is beautiful here in Maine ... spring is early! And I have been painting a stormy sky for my latest promotional postcard which I send to art directors and editors every 3 months.

So I thought I would show how I created this piece ... the subject is self explanatory (I hope!)

First of all a rough thumbnail sketch ...

 Then a more detailed drawing of the main figures ...
Final drawing of the figures with 8b pencil
Coloured in photoshop ...
Same thing with the Well ....


Now here is the background. I wanted to have a complete contrast to the figures, so this is painted in acrylic and watercolour on card, with graphite detail afterwards.


And then I put all the elements together in photoshop! Now to get it printed and mailed out ... that's the hard work!

The caption for the postcard (on reverse) will be 'When Jill grew up she vowed she would have indoor plumbing'.

I had a lot of fun doing it, and I hope you like seeing the process of how I work.

Talking of fun, me and him indoors went to see Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' at the Imax in 3D. Yes the story was changed, yes it wasn't traditional, but it was amazing, the effects stunning and worth driving 2 hours to the IMAX. The only thing I hated was Johnny Depp's horrible and totally out of place dance at the end .... I do so hope that TB hated it too .... leave me a comment Tim, if you happen upon this blog ;-). Oh and the puppies ... guess that had to be Disney for sure. What did everyone else think of Mr Burton's masterpiece? Let's hope he get's back to original stories soon ...

Talking of stories I have been working on a set of educational stories about MATH. Yuk! Not my favorite subject ... but more of those in another post ...

The dogs are going crazy (probably the skunk again), so more soon and thanks for reading!

The Wacky Brit