Going through some of my sketches from last summer, I found this sketch I did while I was on a trip to Fruitvale, BC. Fruitvale is small town in interior British Columbia, the general area is called the "Kootenay's" area and it is beautiful out there, lovely mountains, clear blue lakes. Kootenay Lake is definitely on my bucket list of places to visit, and hopefully I'll be able to cross that off my list in a couple of years. For now, I'll be doing a Koots series with background designs and painting, which will be posted up in the near future. Here's the start of that collection.
Since I'm in this waiting period before I head off to Manchester, UK; I've been taking this time to work on my portfolio. This week I've been focusing on background painting, in hopes of becoming a colour artist in the near future.
Western California Background Design
Transferring it to Vectors
I find it that when you have a fill on as your creating your lines with the pen tool and opacity on 50%, it helps when it comes to figuring out the layer order.
Here are some progress photos of this background design.
(Next time I'll document the whole progress and not just a corner of the piece)