I went to Waikiki Beach, Hawaii in mid April for a wedding and I saw a ton of surfers everyday I was there and this vintage postcard was inspired by that. I also posted the process so you can see what I did.
This was purely an experimental piece and in all honesty I had no real idea what I was doing, just screwing around with Flash and Photoshop and see what I can do with the drawing I had available.
Again, the preview is kinda small so you'll have to click on it to see better:
So first we start with our drawing with blue and red color erase pencil on 11x17 xerox paper:
We then scan it into Flash and layout the line work and assign line width. Also in this stage I do my corrections I feel necessary and in this case I felt the clouds didn't convex very well so I laid out a faint grid and redrew them in Flash:
Now in this stage I just played around and experimented with color. There was also a lot of changes in the design of the water because I didn't think that they were working from the drawing.I also stretched the background by about 40% and it looked waaaaaaaayyyy better that way:
Finally it's dragged into Photoshop and given filters, textures,blurs, and all that good stuff:
Hope you enjoy, and there's more coming like this . . .