Hey, kids (and grownups, too!) - see how Kevin creates!

Topsy Turvy Tales have a unique look created by artist and illustrator, Kevin Scott Collier. Here are examples from a work-in-progress called Chizzy's Topsy Tale.

First, Kevin draws the image on white paper using a black marker.

After scanning the art into his computer, Kevin "inverts" the image, making it a "negative."

Next, using rbg color and paint buckets in Adobe Photoshop, Kevin colors the images.

Finally, each color area is individually selected and a "lighting effect" added to create shadows and dimension.

The illustration is complete!


Ann said...

Hi Donna!
I found you through Mom Bloggers Club.
This is so fun!
Thanks for showing us the steps. It's so cool!

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Hi, Ann! It's fun to share the process. Kevin does a wonderful job bringing my characters to life. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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