Even though I’m coming down with the crud, I got a little bit of work done today. It’s fun to use the collage without all that cutting and glueing! The painting was my favorite part anyway. I read that Eric Carle will spend days just painting paper. Drawers are marked red, blue, green, etc. But hey, this way, I can use them again!
I’m using Illustrator and Photoshop. I scanned the paintings and used them as patterns in Illustrator. The fuzzy cheeks were airbrushed in Photoshop on transparent background and placed. I’m still a bright flat-color kind of girl, but the “real” paint adds some interesting texture I think. Maybe when the fever passes I’ll change my mind.
UPDATE: As much fun as it was to try something new, my art director preferred less texture, so here is the final we’re all happy with: