Clipping Masks and Texture Overlays - Robyn M

Clipping Masks and Texture Overlays - Robyn M - student project

Thank you Stephanie. I enjoyed this class very much. Thank you for being so generous too with the downloaded texture sheets. 

Firstly, I tried the owl because I didn't want to have to think too much about all the elements. I was overall pleased with the effects. I was ecstatic with the simplicity of the clipping masks. Thanks to the great instruction, I then felt confident to try out my own illustration character. 

Clipping Masks and Texture Overlays - Robyn M - image 1 - student project

 

A friend of ours is visiting and he was talking about the sloths in Costa Rica. He loves them. So, I decided to do one. I also love tropical foliage and the rain forest. 

I must admit, when Stephanie said that she adds multiple textural layers (I may add another one later!) , I scoffed. Why on Earth would you wish to add another to a perfectly good illustration? Well, now I know. It adds "magic" to the work. IMHO.  Below, are initial shapes and texture. 

 

Clipping Masks and Texture Overlays - Robyn M - image 2 - student project

 

I had so much fun. I got totally ballzed up at one stage. I had so many layers, clipping masks, inserted images etc. Some of my best effects happened by sheer accident. True! I can't even tell you how I got them. LOL :)))) 

 

Clipping Masks and Texture Overlays - Robyn M - image 3 - student project

 

I worked on it for the best part of a day and half. It was looking pretty good at this stage. Above pic. Then quite by accident, I added another overlay texture. Boom! ... Magic. It gave me that gloomy, dark rain forest effect. It added the "unity" that Stephanie talked about. See below pic. 

 

Clipping Masks and Texture Overlays - Robyn M - image 4 - student project

 

I am working with Procreate on my Ipad Pro 12.9, Apple Pencil. I have had it for a year and had not used it for anything this illustrative. Thanks again Stephanie for your courses. You are a very good instructor......and brilliant illustrator.