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Levi Thomas
My name is Levi. I am an artist at Studio One Tree. I paint, draw, create and design. ummm....That's my story.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

From sketch to print

I have had alot of people ask me what goes into a print. This is a glimpse of how I come up with the art and prints I do. First, I try to sketch out a basic idea and leave myself little notes about colors or effects I need to add here and there in CS3. (This idea was a very rough sketches). Second, I very cleanly draw the pieces of the picture individually. This way I can keep everything in its own layer (once scanned into the computer). After I  work on the background I then just follow the notes that I wrote on the sketch. I allready know in my mind what I want the final piece to look like, so it's just trying to not stray away from the original concept. Lastly, check to make sure there is no bad lines and that the layer arrangements are right. Also if you know there is a chance you may make a print out of it or use the art for other things such as a banner or blog save it with the layers. Countless times I have not done that and have had to recreate it all just to change one thing or to add something. I will be posting more of these scribbles to print features that I have layin around in the studio, so you can see how just a simple scribble can really turn into something great when you see it through to the end. Just have fun and let the picture create itself.