Category Archives: illustration projects

Maile Ilima Lei #9

It doesn’t end here… artist as a job description is not just drawing and painting there is a lot of other things done each day where all self-employed people wear a lot of hats.

Now to let it thoroughly dry and erase all pencil marks as much as possible. Scan and then clean it up in PhotoShop and save in whatever formats the client requests…

Save files, transmit files, package up originals and get ready to send…

Billings, correspondence…

Backup and clean up job files and save. Wa Lah! Done.

Project for www.HawaiiFineStationers.com

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Maile Ilima Lei #8

Final work on the leaves begins with back-and-forth lightening and darkening again while carefully adding fine lines for edges or veins.

A little green with Alzarian Crimson or Dioxizinge Purpleto create those darker details.

You can see the progress from left to right in the lei.

Project for www.HawaiiFineStationers.com

Maile Ilima Lei #5

Now for some work on the ilima, she needs to show her orange colors and paper stacked blossoms in a rope. I slowly add Pyrrol Orange lines of the ellipse shapes from the blossoms stacked close together on the thread. The ilima lei is now beginning to look 3D.

Next, I add where the light is hitting by darkening the shadowed side of the rope. Adding Vermillion to the Pyrrol Orange the darker sides are accentuated. Just adding shadow sides and a few little lines can really make a difference.The leaves look kind of washed out don’t they?

Project for www.HawaiiFineStationers.com

Maile Ilima Lei #3

I have to frequently step back and get a new perspective, to see what things really look like, every once in a while. Looking at only a little of the image done, you can see a definite change! Using just the two colors is definitely making the leis appear as though they are no longer flat. Isn’t it amazing?

This is a progressive process… just keep going till done with the first round of washes.Project for www.HawaiiFineStationers.com