Nancy Archer Illustration and Design

Mouse in the House—Illustrator to Photoshop to Finished Illustration Tutorial

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Mouse in the House—Illustrator to Photoshop to Finished Illustration Tutorial

Are you interested in seeing how a little illustration is done between Illustrator and Photoshop? Follow along... I start with a line drawing in Illustrator and copy and paste into my Photoshop file. In Photoshop I start using the paint bucket tool and get basic color into each of the shapes. I select each shape and start to add some airbrush color as shadows and highlights. Then we can start to add texture with acrylic brushes in a large size. With a smaller brush, and my Wacom Tablet, I start adding some fur texture and with a larger airbrush, I...

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Drawing for Joy by Stephanie Peterson Jones

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Drawing for Joy by Stephanie Peterson Jones

I met Stephanie while working together as illustrators on a very fun school year coloring planner for teens & tweens that's available now at Walmart. (Post about this coming soon : ) Stephanie has also just had her own Book "Drawing for Joy" released by Quarry Books and I was so excited when I finally received my copy! Many of us illustrators have been involved with coloring book projects that are loved by our fans and followers, but it leaves some wishing for more. What I love about Stephanie's new book is the very simple and fun way it shows everyone how to be creative and draw, make their own art. Like the next step after the coloring book craze. Congratulations Stephanie, as a long time illustrator, designer, art director and creative director myself I must say I love every page, and honestly have pangs of envy. But you deserve every good thing said about this. Beautiful job, so happy to have my copy.

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Introducing Nancy Archer's Writing Journals/Diaries in sets of three!

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Introducing Nancy Archer's Writing Journals/Diaries in sets of three!


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