Nov 15, 2010

How Blue Was My Robot

Here's another small update for ya.

I wanted to make a birthday card, but I forced myself to do it differently. Normally I'd sketch out design variations until it was perfect, scan it in, trace the line art in vector, spend lots of time fooling with the color palette, composition, and techniques, etc.

This time, I made myself just dive in and paint in Photoshop. Needless to say I felt a lot more freedom with this one; like there was no pressure for getting it EXACTLY RIGHT. Dare I say, it was actually fun.

The only challenges I gave myself were to keep it in a very limited color palette and to sneak the phrase "Happy Birthday!" in there.

Until Next Time.