Share unites us / October 2015 / Digital
First of all, merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday season!
Briefly, this illustration was made for experiment and testament that taking a different subject and using a different painting process.
Combing my favorite topics: coffee and animals, the main idea of it was even though we are different in various ways, by sharing things to each other, we’ll be closer and happier.
Let me talk about the processes of creating this illustration:
Using simple lines to depict the contour of the objects.
It will be easier for rendering colors for an object when had its reasonable contour, because you don't have to spend more time fixing them to be right.
In the meantime, I drew the foreground and background in different layers, and then changed their opacity in order to gain a stronger feeling of space.
I set all the colors, textures of the objects firstly. I focused on the harmony of the entire scene and the color palate, I didn't consider of light and shadow too much under this stage.
It was convenient if you want to adjust colors before adding light and shadow on them.
Putting light and shadow on them. It's mostly done by layer property and adjustment layers. Although the software I used is Photoshop, most of painting softwares have similar functions.
This method allows the colors of object to keep vibrant and pure.
As the top illustration in this post. I added some overall adjustments.
In order to make the scene to be more cafe-liked, I put some wallpaper on the background.