‘Thinking of You’ – Card 2

Champion/Podium Inspiration

Champion/Podium Inspiration

I had the idea of incorporating a podium for a character to stand on to emphasis the phrase ‘weight loss champion’. But I needed a reminder of how a podium looked and how people looked standing on one to help me to draw my character. Below are my initial drawings in a sketchbook.

First two sketches of champion character

First two sketches of champion character

I wasn’t happy with how these two looked, the right hand drawing was closer to what I had in mind. But the expression on the face looked cross/scary so I worked on creating a face that was pleased/looked happy. Here’s what I came up with:

Weight loss girl drawing

 

This was the version I was happy to move forward with, so placed it within Illustrator to begin tracing it and creating vector shapes.

Weight Loss Champion V.1

Weight Loss Champion V.1

Weight Loss Champion V.2

Weight Loss Champion V.2

I printed these two off to look at how the colours worked in print and on the cream coloured card I intend to use for the cards. From this I would say that the purple/gold card looks best. I’ve yet to design the inside, but I will begin that tonight. I’ve toyed with the idea of adding more texture to the image, but I worry that it will just ed up spoiling it and the smoothness created by the colour will be lost. So I’m going to leave it as it is.

 

 

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