Sometimes I like to draw stories with humor)))
This character came about when I was thinking about the topic of New Year's food. It seemed to me too boring to draw the appearance of an ordinary dish.
Why not add a version of a humanized dish, I thought!
This is a comic scene on the theme of a popular New Year's dish that people like to cook in Russia.
Sketch in Photoshop
I select a palette of colors.
I would like to depict the scene in contrasting colors, but in soft pastel colors, reminiscent of a winter salad
I start by choosing colors for the character.
The real color of the herring is not very expressive, so I choose a nice green color for her coat.
Then I sketch out the salad base colors underneath.
I detail the character and the top layers of the salad with mayonnaise and elements of vegetable decor on top
At this step I modify the character - I change the color of her coat to a more attractive one and add accessories - green on the bag, a wreath of green peas
Only the background remains.
I select a square gradient from the prepared palette so that it makes the character stand out.
And I also decided to humorize further and added an impromptu curtain of mayonnaise drips from above.
The final touch is drop shadows and color correction.
If this picture made you smile. it means that the artist has achieved his target!
This artwork you can purchase in full size in my digital gallery on Makers Place
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Cross-post from Hive and Whaleshares