I am in the process of scanning all 260-plus pages of the Uptown Girl graphic novel “Big City Secrets”. It’s pretty boring. So, I decided to take a break from the endless Photoshopping and get working on the cover to the book. The idea I have is really quite strange and I have no idea how it will turn out, but it’s not a drawing, it’s going to be a photograph of a diorama, in a way, with Uptown Girl and the gang as paper dolls. Kinda. Sorta. Maybe.
So tonight I drew Uptown Girl and the evil Mr. Roboto. I knew they’d be in color, but I wanted to color them using a different sort of texture than a flat, solid color.
I started to think about the cover to ‘Uptown Girl Presents #3’ where I built the cover out of construction paper.
I really dig this cover and had fun making it. I cut out construction paper and assembled Uptown Girl together and cleaned it up in Photoshop. I thought it’d be fun to do something like that again but I wanted to approach it a different way.
First, I drew a picture of Uptown Girl and Roboto.
I cleaned it up in Photoshop and that was that. I am not sure if the result was worth the trouble and I’m sure someone with better skills in Photoshop could duplicate this “effect” just as well if not better, but I had fun. I still need to tweak this a big, Roboto’s legs are a little uneven, there’s some gaps and I need to have Uptown Girl smile a bit….