Posted 12 January 2011 at 11:01 AM | Comments (4)
The Hawns* had a cute idea. For their daughter’s birth announcement, they wanted to represent their growing family with penguins. A web search led them to illustrator Jessi Miller, whose “Penguin Family” painting was perfectly suited for their project. Naturally, they contacted her for permission to use it (always the right thing to do!).
With an ordinary Photoshop brush, I colored the bottom half of the announcement to look fluffy and almost snow-like. Then, by mimicking the brightest colors in Miller’s illustration, the design becomes joyful, whereas on the upper half, I toned the color down with a solid pastel to give it a sense of girlish sweetness.
*Names and details have been changed.