5.01.2013

Little Red Riding Hood

Here is the process of Little Red Riding Hood. Medium: pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, digital. *phew*


 First I gathered reference. I definitely wanted it to have a vintage children's book feel.

Line drawing.

Value study. I originally had the wolf's eyes closed, but decided it would make a more interesting interaction between the two if they were open.

Blocking in the tones with ink.

The traditional portion is finished. I've been trying to get as far as possible with this stage so there is minimal digital work. I want it to look like a watercolor still.


Here is the final illustration. I had to sit on this one for a few days. I think I got too close and had no clear vision of where I wanted to go with it. If time allows, I will definitely be doing that with future illustrations. Having time to step away and come back with fresh eyes made a world of difference. 

5 comments:

Lucy Chen said...

Very very nice and interesting, Neesha. Look at the wolf and he's dripping. And little red riding hood is so innocent that she had no idea.

Neesha Hudson said...

Thanks Lucy, that's exactly what I was going for so I'm glad it came across :)

Sofia Paderes said...

I love your art! Where did you learn? :) I'm a high school student aspiring to be an artist of some sort.

Sofia Paderes said...

I love your art! Where did you learn? I'm a high school student aspiring to be an artist of some sort.

Neesha Hudson said...

Hi Sofia,

Thanks! I like your profile pic, Tenniel has always been one of my favorites.

I went to Ringling College of Art and Design. Here is their website: http://www.ringling.edu

You can e-mail me, neesha (at) hicollective (dot) com if you have any more questions.