My friend Dan is about to meet his new daughter any day now and he and his wonderful wife Mitzi asked me to create the announcements for the soon-to-arrive Molly. What an honor! Yesterday I got to work creating some fun underwater animals with a tropical feel since Miss Molly will soon be arriving in the very tropical Tampa, Florida. Here’s how it all went down.
First I sketched out some rough ideas of the creatures in pencil.Then I inked them by hand with my favorite Penstix pens. (If there is a way to do this in Illustrator or Photoshop or anything – please don’t tell me – I don’t want to know. It’s bad enough that I used to win penmanship awards and now, thanks to my friend the keyboard, you can barely read my handwriting. If I learned to ink fancy lines with the computer, I’d forget why pens and pencils were ever created in the first place.)
Then I played and played in Photoshop and added color and had a little fun with the polka dots and – VOILA! Here they are. More on the announcement to come soon.