Monday, October 09, 2006


Desperate Trouble- Viola! Last step. This is where I print out the piece I coloured on the computer and add detail and clean up blank areas. I still have a lot more I could do but this gives you the idea of what's in my head!
"Sally liked to dress up like a witch two weeks before Halloween. Then she would visit all her neighbors asking for a cup of 'eye of newt!' She found this kept all her neighbors on Wysteria Lane at bay all the rest of the year!!!!"
Desperate Trouble- Step three. This is what I get after scanning the black outline into the computer and add a few colours. I also erase things I might have added when I inked that I didn't like. (I know I'm not yet very good at the dpi stuff.)

Desperate Trouble- Step two. Trace over the lines I like in permanent ink.

Desperate Trouble- Step one. Rough sketch in graphite.


Anonymous said...

best witch hat ever!

Michelle Lana said...

cool illo!

Tony LaRocca said...

Doing this on Christmas is also good for the social life!

Twisselman said...

I think this woman lives around the corner, and you've captured her wonderfully. Great take on the topic.

Amy Zaleski said...

Hilarious! I love that you threw in the Desperate Housewives angle....nice job on the "Bree" lookalike!

steve said...

Cool Ellen. Thanks for sharing each step with us, it looks great!

Debra Cooper said...

Very funny - I like all the expressions.

Thanks for your comment. I see Jim Brenneman's work in the paper, I don't know him but have heard of him before.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

interesting. what program are you able to touch the lines with to colorize the images?

Michelle Lana said...

HI Elen...thanks for the message! Really appreciate it :)
Take care -

Loni said...

Hi Ellen, nice job with this week's illo. Thanks for showing the process too. Love the mouse behind the pumpkin and the expression on the pumpkin :)

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