Welcome back to The Way I See It! I’m excited to share with you a new art demo featuring my illustration, Saying Goodbye! You can see the finished illustration below. After the initial sketch, I used colored pencil as my medium. This is one of 8 illustrations in the series I created for my podcast, The Way I See It. Saying Goodbye is for episode 6 where I talk about Saying Goodbye to a life cycle that has ended and Saying Hello to what is new! Thus the Life Cycle symbol is shown on the sign my figure is holding as she waves goodbye.
Included in the demo video is the entire illustration process behind the scenes with my voice over explaining the steps. You will also hear a piano rendition of my spiritual song, My Way Home.
I hope you enjoy watching this peek into my creative process; if so, please give it a thumbs up on YouTube. I greatly appreciate your support!
All content in the Art Demo for Saying Goodbye, including art and music is Copyrighted to Dawn Herring, 2022.
Welcome back to The Way I See It, where I share with you from my Life Lenses. For this post, I will focus on my art and illustration and share a art demo video so you can actually view the process of my illustration that I created for the 5th episode of The Way I See It Podcast titled, Music Mind.
I decided to create a colored pencil cartoon illustration to make visible the concepts that I discuss on my podcast. It’s been very fun to come up with a composition, determining what my cartoon will show to tell the story visually, as well as placement of lettering, objects, signs, color of garments on the figure, and the facial expressions that convey emotion.
So I decided to share a demo video (sped up for quick viewing!) of the process, so you could see the step by step of this particular illustration. I don’t necessarily do it the same way every time. It’s a rather intuitive process which is one of the reasons I enjoy it so much! From choice of color to concept made visible, it’s all the interesting experience, from start to finish.
I trust watching the demo will inspire you in your own creative pursuits or at the least, pique your curiosity! It’s a pleasure to share it with you.
I also included background music, a piano rendition of my song, My Way Home, along with my chatting about the process. I hope you enjoy! If so, please give the video a thumbs up, and if you would like to see more, do subscribe to my channel; and your comments are welcome.
I’ve included an image of the illustration so you can see what it looks like finished.
Music Copyright 2022 by Dawn Herring
I'm Dawn Herring. Here is a space where I share The Way I See It from my many Life Lenses of Art, Music, Journal Keeping, Autism, Mental Health, being Full Time Grandma of Special Needs Grandson, and many other POVs that are relevant and helpful. Prepare for a full spectrum of experience, with an invitation for you to share your POV because The Way You See It Matters too.