2017 summer card sneak peek!
Everything after this initial concept sketch was done digitally using Adobe Illustrator
First Digital Draft
Vector shop talk
I used the brush tool on this early draft. Typically, I use the pen tool even when sketching. The brush tool produces so many anchor points, editing becomes complicated, but when used for complex organic shapes of hair and letterforms, it was really nice. I was planning to completely redraw, so editing wasn't an issue. In the past, I've used Photoshop for early drafts, but it was nice to move into vector straight away. The watermelon slices, which were done in pen tool, I was able to keep. I enjoy a bit of the original in the final product.