Thursday, September 15, 2011

How I Create an Illustration 3 - SCIENCE

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The "S" was from an illustration I created for Young Children Magazine. It was one of the letters that spelled S-C-I-E-N-C-E.

On my desk is displayed the different elements I used to create the letters and the art to go along with them. First, I traced letters from a template. Then, I measured and placed each letter in the middle of a box.

For the illustrations I widened each letter. My job is to capture images or a mood from the magazine articles.

The last step was to figure out the color scheme. I had to be very sensitive about how the letters worked all together and if they worked side by side.
I can always tell I'm done when I feel a sense of balance in my body.

Then the letters were published. Each article had one letter pop out.

Scroll down to see all the letters from SCIENCE.
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Happy Fall and Back-To-School Everyone! xo Melanie

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All Designs and Illustrations Copyright Melanie Hope Greenberg 2011