Caught in the Rain

Caught in the Rain - student project

With another rainy weekend around the corner, I couldn't help but feel inspired!

Step 1: Began the foundation of the illustration with these basic shapes

Caught in the Rain - image 1 - student project

Step 2: Added in streaks of rain varying in contrast and angle for depth

Caught in the Rain - image 2 - student project

Step 3: Created a texture in Photoshop that replicated rippling water to place over the puddles and using a brush, I sprinkled water droplets around each ripple

Caught in the Rain - image 3 - student project

Step 4: Used another watercolor brush for clouds and spent some time fine tuning details for the foreground, background, duck, and reflection

Caught in the Rain - image 4 - student project