Crestwood, now and then

It always feels good to complete a project because it means that there is now more room for a new one! With every project comes a load of new learning experience and for this illustration, I was excited to give my new iPad Pen a try. 

Additionally, it was recommended for me to try out the digital painting app Procreate, which demonstrates lots of great functionalities. Since both tools were fairly new, I didn't feel confident enough to work solely on my iPad for this commissioned piece but I have decided to try those tools out and sketch with them.

As you can see in the video below, I first sketched my illustration on paper, digitalized it and then I traced over darker lines within the app to clean the sketch up before I could send it to the client. 

From there, I brought this sketch in Photoshop and completed the illustration with my Wacom tablet, which I felt more comfortable with.

Digital sketch created with the app Procreate

Digital sketch created with the app Procreate

Discovering new things is always very exciting and I am looking forward to the next illustrative project!

Avenue Edmonton, December 2016 - Illustration: Valéry Goulet -  Art direction: Pete Nguyen

Avenue Edmonton, December 2016 - Illustration: Valéry Goulet -  Art direction: Pete Nguyen

In closing, I would like to invite you to grab a copy of the next issue of Avenue Edmonton Magazine to read the story this illustration accompanies 'Crestwood, now and then' written by the talented Lauralyn Chow.