Our second event as ‘Design Sorbet’ will happen on the 1st of December, at ‘Patches’ market, a hand-made Christmas Fair which will take place at the Magazino Hall in Valletta,Malta from 1pm-8pm. We have designed & illustrated the poster for Patches fair, and in this post you will find the process along with snippets from the material that we are currently working on, which will be for sale during ‘Patches’. The poster below was first illustrated in pencil / pen and then rendered and finished in Adobe Photoshop.
This was one of my initial ideas, I just didn’t like the girl so much.. it looked a bit too cutesy
I wanted to frame the illustration in a slightly distorted circle. I added a few textures and used colours that make it look ‘icy’
I lowered down the opacity of the circle so I could see the sketch
I started tracing the deer using a graphics tablet, and the lasso tool. I wanted a no-outline finish with a solid colour & some brush textures
Slowly building the deer from a number of layers
Playing around with the scarf colours
Adding details such as a button for the eye
The idea was to have a patched-up deer, so I added stitching marks here and there
tried a black rough outline because I felt the deer needed some contrast, but it was looking a bit too grungy for my tastes
It took a few back and forth emails between the Patches team & myself to get the right colour scheme, we decided to go for a bright/dark red (if that makes sense..)
The background was looking a bit meh, so I created a few christmas decorations & accessories to generate a pattern
I lightened the pattern so it wouldn’t get all the attention, and left the pattern around the hand-drawn text dark, so it looked like a banner
Added another layer of hand-drawn text, so it popped out a bit more, and started adding extra info, now using a decorative font
Dot Rendering.. can you guess what this is?
And here are some snippets for what we’re preparing for Patches Market!
Ruth’s ‘test batch’ of biscuits.. won’t tell you the recipe yet but they’re bloody delicious!
And this is Sarah working on the silk screen prints!