Many people have been in awe of Mel Harrison’s outstanding character creations and rightly so, they are incredible. Mel is now publishing a children’s book with this character and many more included.
We were desperate to find out how Mel created these characters will her iPhone and iPad and asked her as one of our valued Contributors to write a tutorial, she was more than happy to oblige. You will love this, what a way to start the week. (Foreword by Joanne Carter)
‘The littlest Egliid, the last of his kind, saw something shining in the distance, cautiously he approached and watched it for a little while. He poked it and watched some more….is it a star? Or perhaps it’s the seed everyone has been waiting for to regenerate the forest and save the planet….but no one will listen to him because he’s so small. I wonder what he will do to get their attention…
This image is part of a children’s book I am writing called The Egliid. I am getting a lot of requests for a tutorial on how I created this character so I will do my best to try and explain it”.
Using another image of nothing in particular I ran it through Glaze to get a texture base, this was transported into Paint FX and coloured. I took this texture “sheet” into Juxtaposer and sculpted out the character, each section was sculpted individually, saved as a stamp and used to build the character onto the previously made background.
I then took the image into Paint FX and drew the curl on the top of the little Egliid’s head.
I opened the image in Lenslight, where the fallen star was added.
Finally some brightness was added to key points in Paint FX to illuminate the character.