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Judy Koot

InkDreamer | Multidisciplinary Artist & Teacher



Digital Collage: Balloon Girl

1. Sketching
I wanted to create an animalistic or human character, and/or maybe something that would make a nice, festive greeting card.
I started with some ballpoint sketches:


Then I did some digital sketches in Photoshop Elements using my Wacom pen tablet


I picked one of the sketches and combined it with the idea of balloons:


2. Collaging
I imported Makiko's blue splatter texture and cut out a basic skeleton:


I added separate layers with cutouts of the dress, boots, and facial features:


I started playing around with colors and details.
Normally I tend to use bright colors, so I challenged myself to use softer ones this time.
For overall balance and coherence I limited myself to only a few colors:


I tweaked details and added balloons:


3. Final Result
I added sheen to the balloons and refined a couple of details.


I'm thinking about maybe turning this into a birthday card.
What do you guys think this would look fun on? Cards? Shirts? Or ...?
Thanks, Makiko, for a wonderful class!


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