Tuesday, 5 October 2010

forms of sequence: visual language.

The stages of digital editing from a hand-drawn illustration

In this sequence layout, I have decided to showcase a series of four illustrative plates, each in a numerical order as to their editing process.

The first is the original illustration, at scanning point, complete with musical note paper cut stripes.
I then went into Photoshop CS4, and very simply block-coloured using the bucket fill tool, using soft pastel and primary colours, to add to the child-like theme and asthetic (as the illustration was originally used to be printed onto a baby romper suit!).

I then scanned in some monochrome illustrative clouds and 'i do like to be beside the seaside' typography to add another layer to the illustration (the 'rope' type found from 'www.dafont.com').
The type and clouds were then cropped and selected to be pasted onto the stage 2 coloured layer, to create the finished outcome.

Although a very condensed and simplified version of the editing process, this shows very clearly the transition from original drawing to finished product for a young audience (as it was, as aforementioned, originally intended for). However, of course, I could go into great deal creating a sequence for an older audience, including individual screen caps of each individual action and tool through Photoshop.

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