I used colored pencils, collage, and Photoshop to put all the elements together. However, even though an interesting approach, without properly planning out my design, I came up with a clumsy looking illustration were the colors and element appear unrelated.
This next design is more of a success because I took more time to plan out my technique and color scheme. It is actually a simple design, but even the simplest idea can be unsuccessful if an artist doesn't take time to think out the process of the illustration.
My wife gave me the thumbs-up for this design and I can hardly wait to see it in print. Hey, I can hardly wait to see the play, especially since the son is in it too.
Created with watercolor and pen & ink.