Friday, July 2, 2010

PBJ Summer Postcard Week Finale!

©2010 Deborah Melmon

Here is my contribution to the PBJ summer postcard. This is actually part of a two-page spread that will be in the July/August issue of Babybug Magazine. The story is call A Summer Walk and takes place in the city. I painted the scenes traditionally with watercolor, but only to about 75% completion. I then scanned them into Photoshop and finished the paintings there. I like to add layers of texture and pattern (you can see in the tree there is a dot pattern). I also ended up tweaking the color quite a bit. In this scene I muted the color of the street and apartment buildings. That is the beauty of photoshop.

And here is our final postcard with everyone's art... A beautiful collection I must say!

- front-

- back-

Thank you Alicia for doing such a great job on our postcard design!


Sean Ingvard Ashby said...

Really nice. I love to hear about the process, too, thanks!

Gina Perry said...

It's so cute - I love how much setting, character, and story you've packed into such a small illustration!

roz said...

Deb, your image is darling. Can't wait to see it published in BabyBug!
Postcard came out great. Ali, thanks for all your hard work putting it together for us. =o)

Alicia Padrón said...

I agree with Gina. So much going on this illo Deb, adorable :o)

Anonymous said...

The postcard turned out great! I like both the front and back views. It was fun learning about each individual picture that helped to make the end result.