Last summer, my wife Laura and I received the most incredible news that we were expecting a baby girl. We quickly panic-bought a house with enough room for a baby, and once her room was ready we would need to fill it with pictures.
Ever since she was little, Laura has been doodling this creature she calls Barnabus.
We thought it would be nice to create a version of Barnabus in Primrose Hill (where Laura and I lived during most of her pregnancy) to go up in the baby’s room! I recently watched this tutorial on noise brushes by Dan Gartman, and thought it a perfect opportunity to give this a go myself. This is the reason for using photoshop over illustrator for this project.
You’ll see in the video that the composition took quite a while to set up. But once in place the colour and shading portion was really fun.