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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fly Free...


I'm back with this week's post on the Illustration Friday word: 'wings'! When I think about wings, I automatically think about freedom. So I came up with the theme 'longing for freedom' to go with; here's the concept sketch:

sketch

I wanted to use typography to depict the main 'characters'; the eagle 'free' and the girl 'freedom'. First, I created the minor elements of the piece using photo referencing, my trusty tablet and the 'film grain' Photoshop filter:

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Next, I drew in the main elements as black silhouettes:

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Then, after creating my layers of text, I applied clipping masks to both characters; so that they appear to be composed of words:

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Finally, I applied an overlay to the minor elements to make the main ones stand out:

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And there you have it! Hope you enjoyed the piece! Please feel free to leave any comments; and stay tuned for more!