Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Deception Beer

Haven't posted in a while so thought i would just update you with what I'm up to!
I was recently asked to draw up the picture for a local beer called 'Deception'. The aim of the drawing was to show a red squirrel deceiving the WORLLDDDDD into thinking he is a grey squirrel! I haven't used Adobe Illustrator before now and i followed a tutorial on how to colour images on Youtube which was really useful!
Here are the stages in which i went about creating this:

1. Firstly i drew out my image in pencil and then when i was pleased with it, went over it with fine liner carefully.
2. I scanned my image into the computer and opened it up into Photoshop. The lines which i had drawn weren't very obvious on the computer and so a good way to make the image stand out and make the background white to contrast the drawing is to use the Brightness/Contrast tool in Adjustments in Photoshop.
3. When i was happy with this i opened it into Illustrator and began to add some colour. I selected the image and used the Live Trace tool, before expanding it, which then allows you to select a mode, i chose Illustration, and then you can begin filing in the sections with the Paint bucket tool.

Overall this took me an evening from about 6.00 til 11.00 to complete, which was pretty god as i came across SOOOOO many problems being an absolute Illustrator loser! I'm going to keep trying to use it though as there are so many things you can do with it that i didn't even realise! Anyway there is the final product, hope you like it! I am really proud of it i must say as i didn't expect it to turn out nicely the first time so yeah :) Look out for some more stuff like this soon, once i have set myself up in my new home, moving on friday EEKKKK!