Create a Children’s Book Illustration Part III: The Finishing

Create a Children’s Book Illustration Part III: The Finishing

Create a Children’s Book Illustration Part III: The Finishing

This will make it look like the petals are all coming from the center.

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Step 48

Make a new layer titled “flower centers”.


Step 49

Using color #FF7200 draw small ovals and circles in the middle of each flower.

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Step 50

Using the dodge tool, give the flower centers each a light highlight.

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Step 51

New layer “dress” blow the “girl hair” layer and above “skin”.


Step 52

Block in the front of the dress with color #FF9BE6.

Leave the straps uncolored.

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Step 53

Block in the inside of the dress with color #6D0754.

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Step 54

Block in the shadows on the front of the dress with color #E17BC7.

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Step 55

Block in highlights on same section with color #FFABEA.

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Step 56

Add shadows to the inside with color #52033F.

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Step 57

Add a small highlight to the inside of the dress with color #7E0560.

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Step 58

Build up transparent white layers on the straps with color #EBEBEB (33 pixel brush, 11% opacity).

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Step 59

Now go back to the “girl” layer and make the toes for the foot. They are much the same as fingers, except smaller and they have a bigger difference in size.

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Step 60

Color the toes with color #EBFAA; add shadows with color # D5A78F.

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Step 61

Make a new layer above all in the set and title it “face”.


Step 62

Begin the face by making an upside down seven for the nose. Steps 62-66 use color #181818 and a size 9 pixel brush (hard edged).

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Step 63

Draw a little upside down comma and a parentheses next to the seven. This will complete the nose.

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Step 64

Two sideways parentheses will create the basis for her downcast eyes.

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Step 65

Now make several small curved lines beside and around the eyes to make the impression of roundness (for the eyeballs).

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Step 66

Make eyelashes by thinning the line as you go out from the lash base, and making them thicker towards the eye.

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Step 67

Now using a 62% opaque brush, blot in some color to the lashes with color # BB5C00.

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Step 68

Going back to color #181818 (and 100% opacity), make three small lines to indicate the mouth.

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Step 69

Setting the brush back to 62%opacity, make little lines for the eyebrows above the eyes, and mostly obscured in the bangs.

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Step 70

Make a new layer below the “face” and title it “face color”.


Step 71

Block in the lips with color #E69A9A, and the brush set to 62% opacity.

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