I have just finished my latest artwork called I love the coffee smell. It’s made from scratch in Photoshop and Illustrator. In this post I will show you the final artwork and a brief explanation of how I made it.
It’s a mix of vectors and paintings which give this nice look and feel. Hope you like this.
First I started this artwork willing to design a simple cup of coffee in Illustrator. So the first image was this cup I designed:
The cup looked nice but too simple. I was not satisfied of this result. So a friend suggest me to change the colors of this.
The more good looking coloured cup:
This one is much better, the red colors give a new look of the cup and they fit good with the hearts.
Need a background:
The beautiful cup need a beautiful background. So I have copied the cup from Illustrator and paste in Photoshop as a Smart object. Started to play with the brush tool, adding the background, the table first, the window and the curtains. Feels better but still simple.
This curtains does not look so much good. Change them!
Here a friend give me those suggestions: The curtains not look good, add book and maybe a vase and work on the window. Yes this tips are useful and exactly good critique. The book and the pen are vector here. Other objects just a drawing.
This curtains need to be more transparent.
That is a good tip again for this artwork and definitely worked well. Just played a bit with the opacity of the curtains layer to make them a bit more transparent.
Add a picture at the wall and we’re done.
So added a picture and moved the cup and the book around till I like it. That’s my final artwork.
Hope you like it and feel free to reply to this with your questions, suggestions or critique.