Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Lost Lumina #11 Time-lapse speed art video



Watch as digital artist Cristina McAllister turns a rough sketch into an intricate coloring book page with Adobe Illustrator in this time-lapse video.


The original "Lumina Chronicles" Coloring StoryBook is NOW available on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/152...


or download the Print Pack and print out your own pages:

http://www.gypsymystery.com/lumina-pr...


"Lost Lumina #11" is for the upcoming sequel coloring book: "The Lost Lumina". Subscribe to follow along with the creative process!


Visit www.Gypsymystery.com for more info!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Magical Beauties Tutorial: How to Use the Grayscale Areas to Create Dimension


Friday, September 9, 2016

Magical Beauties Speed Art Video: "Fab Faun" Timelapse Coloring Page Creation

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I've been busily working to finish up my "Magical Beauties" book, and have been recording my desktop as I create each drawing.  Most of them start with a hand-drawn sketch - sometimes it's just a very rough thumbnail to jot down some basic ideas - other times I'll refine the sketch with more details.
The sketch is then scanned into my computer.  I also often gather reference images of things I want to incorporate into the design.  These are placed in an Adobe Illustrator file and I begin building my finished art by using Illustrator's Pen tool to draw lines and shapes.  
Each image is composed of many of these lines and shapes that are carefully tweaked and placed to create the final design.
I use some simple grayscale shading to clarify the image, indicate depth and overlapping elements and offer colorists some guidance for tonal shading.

Each image for "Magical Beauties" features naturally pleasing symmetry, plenty of opportunities for creative color play and striking characters that spark your imagination and result in gorgeous finished pages.

The first half of this book in now available as a printable download at the following link:

Magical Beauties Print Pack #1


When the second half is finished, I'll release Print Pack #2, and combine all of the images into a single print book that will be available on Amazon.

Magical Beauties Speed Art Video: "Warrior Chieftess" Timelapse Coloring Page Creation

Click the "YouTube" logo in the video window to view at full size.


I've been busily working to finish up my "Magical Beauties" book, and have been recording my desktop as I create each drawing.  Most of them start with a hand-drawn sketch - sometimes it's just a very rough thumbnail to jot down some basic ideas - other times I'll refine the sketch with more details.
The sketch is then scanned into my computer.  I also often gather reference images of things I want to incorporate into the design.  These are placed in an Adobe Illustrator file and I begin building my finished art by using Illustrator's Pen tool to draw lines and shapes.  
Each image is composed of many of these lines and shapes that are carefully tweaked and placed to create the final design.
I use some simple grayscale shading to clarify the image, indicate depth and overlapping elements and offer colorists some guidance for tonal shading.

Each image for "Magical Beauties" features naturally pleasing symmetry, plenty of opportunities for creative color play and striking characters that spark your imagination and result in gorgeous finished pages.

The first half of this book in now available as a printable download at the following link:

Magical Beauties Print Pack #1


When the second half is finished, I'll release Print Pack #2, and combine all of the images into a single print book that will be available on Amazon.

Magical Beauties Speed Art Video: "Fey Enchantress" Timelapse Coloring Page Creation



Click the "YouTube" logo in the video window to view at full size.


I've been busily working to finish up my "Magical Beauties" book, and have been recording my desktop as I create each drawing.  Most of them start with a hand-drawn sketch - sometimes it's just a very rough thumbnail to jot down some basic ideas - other times I'll refine the sketch with more details.
The sketch is then scanned into my computer.  I also often gather reference images of things I want to incorporate into the design.  These are placed in an Adobe Illustrator file and I begin building my finished art by using Illustrator's Pen tool to draw lines and shapes.  
Each image is composed of many of these lines and shapes that are carefully tweaked and placed to create the final design.
I use some simple grayscale shading to clarify the image, indicate depth and overlapping elements and offer colorists some guidance for tonal shading.

Each image for "Magical Beauties" features naturally pleasing symmetry, plenty of opportunities for creative color play and striking characters that spark your imagination and result in gorgeous finished pages.

The first half of this book in now available as a printable download at the following link:

Magical Beauties Print Pack #1


When the second half is finished, I'll release Print Pack #2, and combine all of the images into a single print book that will be available on Amazon.

Magical Beauties Speed Art Video: "Dragon Shaman" Timelapse Coloring Page Creation


Click the "YouTube" logo in the video window to view at full size.


I've been busily working to finish up my "Magical Beauties" book, and have been recording my desktop as I create each drawing.  Most of them start with a hand-drawn sketch - sometimes it's just a very rough thumbnail to jot down some basic ideas - other times I'll refine the sketch with more details.
The sketch is then scanned into my computer.  I also often gather reference images of things I want to incorporate into the design.  These are placed in an Adobe Illustrator file and I begin building my finished art by using Illustrator's Pen tool to draw lines and shapes.  
Each image is composed of many of these lines and shapes that are carefully tweaked and placed to create the final design.
I use some simple grayscale shading to clarify the image, indicate depth and overlapping elements and offer colorists some guidance for tonal shading.

Each image for "Magical Beauties" features naturally pleasing symmetry, plenty of opportunities for creative color play and striking characters that spark your imagination and result in gorgeous finished pages.

The first half of this book in now available as a printable download at the following link:

Magical Beauties Print Pack #1


When the second half is finished, I'll release Print Pack #2, and combine all of the images into a single print book that will be available on Amazon.





Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New Release: Adult Coloring Book Treasury 2!


I'm very excited to announce that the new Adult Coloring Book Treasury 2 is now available!

This book is a great way to discover new artists, and at only $6.89 for 130 images - it's an unbeatable value!  


I've got two images in the book - one form my "The Lumina Chronicles" coloring book, and another from my new "Magical Beauties" print pack.  

Buy it now on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Adult-Coloring-Book-Treasury-Illustrations/dp/0997595922