Stages

Lately I’ve been working on some illustrations for Sosiolognytt. Here is a sneak peek of one. Right now I want to share the process making it, because I did something I hadn’t done before (stage 3 and 4)

There were five stages in the process.

Step1

Stage 1: Reading the text, brainstorming, sketching and so on. The text, written by my good friend Vilde Blix Huseby, was a comment towards the criticism the new generation of Sociologists have gotten lately for not having enough guts when it comes to challenging their discipline.

Stage 2: Drawing with pen on paper – a mouth and an eye, expressing doubt and fear etc. Then these were scanned.

Step2

Stage 3: Photoshop. Pasted both drawings into one picture. Then I painted roughly, kind of making it look like a dissolving face, which worked with the text. The colours around weren’t ment to look like hair from the start, but that’s how it turned out in the end. Maybe it looks a bit like me? Must be all the self portraits lately 😛 Afterwards I printed the picture (on epson matte photopaper).

Stage 4: Then! I started drawing on top of the printed picture with a liner. Doing my small “snirkelsnurkler”. Scanned again.

Step3

Stage 5: Photoshop finish, adjusting colours and contrast, because scanning never gets things exactly right. Finito!

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