December 14, 2011

Cinderella illustration


The Fairy Godmother waved her hand and a mirror appeared. Cinderella gasped. There in the reflection - standing in the same disordered kitchen, among the drying laundry and dirty pots and pans - was the most beautiful princess she had ever seen. Could it really be her?
My final project for one of my classes was to illustrate the above passage in two-point perspective. Here's how it worked. First I did a little sketch of my idea:


After getting some feedback from my professor, I laid out a two-point grid and started constructing the scene on top.


Next I drew the line art on top of my grid constructions.


After getting more feedback from professor and classmates, I started adding shadows. I established the top of the magic mirror as the main light source, and used measurements to establish where the shadows would be.


Then I just sort of experimented with the colors and textures until I got something that worked. And that's the finished image.


My professor really, really liked it, and I am quite proud of that, because he is notoriously difficult to impress. I'm looking forward to doing another Cinderella illustration soon.

9 comments:

  1. really nice work! I like how you explained how you did the angles for it :)

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  2. Wow! Excellent explanation...you've given me a whole new perspective on perspective.

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  3. You were born to draw Cinderella! I'm fascinated by the process. Bravo!

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  4. I really,really love it!It'd be wonderful if you could illustrate a book of Cinderella,I'd buy several copies for sure,and give one of them to my niece!

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  5. Wow! Wow! It's awesome to see your work broken down!

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  6. Kelley, this drawing is lovely!! Atmosphere, detail, all so nice!

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  7. Wow! Thank you so much for explaining this process! Wonderful drawing!

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