A digital image often starts in the same place any art begins...in the artists sketchbook
A small sketch can turn bigger than life and change and reform through different media...
the above sketch was turned into ink with brush strokes on illustration paper.
The ink drawing was then scanned and turned into a vector file with adobe illustrator
Adobe Illustrator CS6 then allows me to block in colors using a reduction technique that will retain my natural hand, then I finish the details using the drawing tool
The reason I love working in a vector format is because the final result can be printed larger than life if desired, and the edges and colors retain their integrity...there is no pixelation during size changes, and small details and shapes are easily changed.
The final result is an image that prints beautifully.
Prints of Stranded can be ordered at erinthomas.art in the Greenwing Creative collection
or contact the artist directly for a signed or custom sized print.
Erin Thomas is an artist, designer and photographer living in Southern Maine working in a variety of media for private clients.
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"Stranded" is available as prints on fine paper, canvas, wood & acrylic.
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