this was for Le chat et le casino, written by Francoise Sagan, published by the magazine MUZE. I certainly enjoyed working on the project. Read more at Drawger.
My illustration in use.
Rough sketches. At this point, I determined to make the ground color look like gaming tables at casinos.
At this stage, everything was drawn and painted as I intended to, in terms of shapes and positions.
Shadows added as separate layers.
A texture layer inserted here. I thought it would give the trees interesting effects.
Set the texture layer to Color Dodge mode, opacity 47%.
Another texture brought in as a separate layer, set it to Overlay mode, opacity 100%.