I've been working on this new illustration for my portfolio. I'm taking a break from the writing of picture books (pb) and trying to get this new illustration started. I want to make a series of 5 illustrations. Design a page with a full page and possible some spots telling a story of a brave little boy knight that rescues someone.
This may seem like a lot for one illustration doing all these value and color comprehensives, but I find it makes me feel more confident working on the next steps of drawing and cutting. With these comprehensives it should now be a breeze in my process as a cut paper illustrator. Not doing these steps in the past hampered my ability be a better illustrator. That's why I struggled working my entire process digitally. I found when I did all digital art I got a bit lazy. That's probably not the case for most digital artists, but I found I would put things off because I could try and fix them later digitally. That's really a recipe for disaster.
Word of advice learn to love the process! I did and I enjoy doing my value and color comprehensive because I see new things I can do the improve the work!
Nancy So Miller