Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Color Version of Yesterday's Post

                                        ©2008 Deborah Melmon

As promised, here is the colored version of the line drawing from yesterday. I had inked yesterday's sketch on watercolor paper and then painted the squirrels and tree with watercolor.
After scanning in the squirrels, I tweaked them in photoshop and added the background. With everything in layers, it gives me the flexibility to use the image in more than one way. 

Happy Thankgiving everyone!


SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

This is wonderful!!

Alicia Padrón said...

Ohhhhh I'm loving those trees in the background so much! This turned out awesome Deb!!!

I love it! :o)

yoon see said...

Happy thanksgiving to you too:)
The final one is so beautiful!!!
The process of sketching & painting in watercolor paper, to the final background retouch in photoshop is truly remarkable & worth it.

yoon see said...

Yeah, the texture here so amazingly alive.
The background too set the picture very calm & msyterious mood.
I am loving it.
Btway, happy weekend to you too:)
Finish your tag:

Here a tag for you too:

Alicia Padrón said...

hellooooooooooo my friend..
Over at the PBJunkie's blog we have awarded you with the Marie Antoinette award. Your work is beautiful Deb!!

** hope you don't mind I copied your art on our blog to link to yours** :o)

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful work! Love the squirrels' expressions. Perfect for the holidays.

Laura Zarrin said...

This is beautiful! I can't wait to upgrade my iMac and start painting backgrounds digitally. You have really inspired me! So happy to find a fellow illustrator in the Bay Area. I'm in San Jose. Hope to meet you someday.

Carli said...

even cuter in color. It is so adorable

Alicia Padrón said...

Hey you, I'm so sorry for what you just went through... Must of been a really hard day. I'm sure you were a huge help for your friend by being there with her.
Hope today you spend a nice day today Deb.

Heather said...

Those squirrels have so much character--so cute.

Tom Barrett said...

Wow, this came out great!

yoon see said...

There is a giveaway challenge just on from 1/12/08 to 8/12/08. Please drop by when you are free!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Great job! Photoshop does make some things easier! Great background and colors. Really lovely!

Phyllis Harris said...

I just came upon your blog and I am so blown away by your talent! I'm also a bit jealous...gotta admit.

Your work is truly wonderful and fun and amazing!

I plan on coming by for a visit more often.

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

Please tell me I can get these for cards for this Christmas....please!!!!

黃立行Stanley said...

so cute!:)))))I love it! That's actually really cool!