An amazing spectacle of the strange and disturbing. Cartoonist Sean Smith shares some of his art with the masses on his Blog. Most the the art on my blog is drawn in pen, some is fiddled with is Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. I sometimes reblog posts I find irresistible.
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I take a background then (In this case the drawing was done by my wife Kim Smith, you can see her Tumblr @ www.kimsmithsloveart.tumblr.com) and copy the Klown over to the background on a new layer. I add a simple circle shape under the Klown for a shadow and I’m done. Wow, I make it look easy! Well if I can do it, it is easy!
First I scan the original sketch and import it into Adobe Photoshop CS4. After adjusting brightness levels if necessary and changing the size to a smaller picture, I save it. I then open it in Adobe Illustrator and and choose Live Trace, then I change the tracing parameters to simple trace (that erases the background so I can easily put my own background behind the picture.