Saturday, December 7, 2013

storybook style

I am currently working on finishing the illustrations for a children's book I wrote a fair time ago and want to publish myself as there are more options now than when I first wrote the book and would have had to get it published by a entity. This piece is a practice piece where I am starting in photoshop with large loose brush strokes and getting the layout down then slowly bringing that into focus. The edges of the character and horizon are very loose and non defined to add a soft focus and dream like feel. 
The child chasing the lost kite in the wind is my idea of how we all try to regain our youth and childhood but as natures clock only moves forward, our attempts of being really young again are as effective as chasing a kite in the wind. 

copyright scott cattanach 2013