April 15, 2009
Babybug... the real and the digital
I greatly enjoyed doing these 6 pages of artwork in the new Babybug magazine, which just came out.
It was interesting in that I first was going to do the final version with photoshop. But then I changed my mind and decided to do the real paint instead.
It's hard to decide which I like more. Each has it's pros and cons. Since the publisher seems to very much prefer real paints, I stuck with those... even though I spilled some paint on one of the faces and it was a bit of a pain to fix with real paints. That sort of thing wouldn't have taken 20 seconds with the digital version.
I had numerous different backgrounds in mind for the digital version... which is one of the fun things which that medium allows. And I have yet to find any paint that can equal photoshop for doing opaque highlight details.
It's all in the drawing anyhow, so the medium is secondary I guess.