I was recently commissioned by FarFaria to illustrate Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas." FarFaria is an app for the iPad and their stories are published for that device (to be honest, I'm not sure if they can be read on other tablet devices or not). This version I created for them is due to be released on December 24th. Here is a sneak preview of the evolution of one of the images I created for the story.
|Storyboard panels for pages 9-12|
|Above is the enlarged story board sketch that I used for my digital inking|
On a new layer above the sketch, I have begun inking the final line work.
|Above is the final inked line art|
|On separate layers, using digital watercolor brushes, I have begun to color the image|
|The next step is to start adding shadows|
|The final image with some darker shadows|