Art Post: Valentine Sunset

This is the final of the 2010 Valentine’s Day special for Green Corner, featuring Alshina and Koru. If you look closely, you may notice a special surprise detail 🙂 I hope you enjoy this spot illustration. It will also be available in prints on RedBubble soon. Happy Valentine’s Day! Previously:Valentine Background Progress (Part 2)Background Progress

Art Post: Happy Holidays!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! In case you haven’t seen my “Holiday Girls” illustration yet, here’s the progress for my 2009 winter holiday special for Green Corner. (or feel free to skip to the end to see the final) The Pencil Sketch: Inking Progress: The Final Image of “Holiday Girls” (click

Tip: Vector Blood

Adding a touch of blood to an illustration can instantly make an image seem more sinister. I’ve added blood to a couple of pages of Green Corner, as well as the 2008 Hallowe’en special. Creating blood in Illustrator is very simple. For the base: Set your fill colour to: C 0/ M 100/ Y 60/

Tip: Creating Vector Fog

Fog can be used in an illustration to enhance a spooky mood and chilly atmosphere or simply as an effect to draw attention to the focal point. My last two Hallowe’en specials for Green Corner have used fog, but each illustration has a very different mood. The Red Riding Hood illustration has a subtly chilly,