Friday, 19 February 2010

Get a Hat

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  1. Lovely work Thomas. Cleveer ol' thing. How do you do this? is there (gasp...)a digital element?

  2. Oh dear, James -- I'm sorry, but I'm afraid there is!

    Scanned pen and ink drawing, and then scanned fabric for some of the coloured elements. The rest of the colour is dashed in with photoshop. Can you forgive me?

  3. I love this style and the vivid colors. Cool hats, too.

  4. This is the third time I've tried to leave a comment and I;m not leaving until I've left one!

    I wanted to know whether the fabric on the lady's hat is the same as that of her dress - which is very lovely - and if you have to increase the density of the colour after scanning? I did a click on the picture. Isn't the metallic quality of the flower print lovely? Well, I think it is.

    You are so good at expressions - and humour. This illustration makes me smile (even after three close looks).

  5. That is just a lovely piece of work Mr Taylor!

  6. Thanks, Terry. I raise my hat to you.

    Rachel, thanks for persisting:)

    The fabric element is actually scanned from a magazine, and repeated to make a tight pattern. The colours are boosted a little, and the points of printer ink help give a fabric feel. There's really a lot of jiggery pokery that goes on with the scanned bits, but I'm pleased with the result.

    Marcus, thank you! I'm still interested in a graphic novel type collaboration one day. Something to keep in mind.


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