Holiday Cars

Hi, my name is Anne Bentley. I recently made a holiday image & thought I'd share how I came up with the final art.

Vintage toy cars are a major source of inspiration for me, appearing in my work pretty regularly. So I began by selecting a few cars (from my collection) to focus on. I sketched them, making an effort to keep them roughly the same size, because I had a vague picture in my head of how I wanted the final art to look. And in my head, they were alike in size. :)


Next I traced over my sketches, creating a pattern of sorts. Then I cleaned it up & brought the sketch into Adobe Ideas on my iPad mini. This is where I do the majority of my work. It's an older app, but I love it for its intuitiveness, which makes it super easy to use. I draw with a rubber nibbed Wacom stylus.

So now the framework is done & the rest is really fun. I chose a nice red, making it a little transparent. I worked in layers, so I now have the option of removing the Christmas trees and using the image for something else later on, if I want to.

At this stage I may add things, here I drew some trees in the background at the top. I was looking to keep this one very minimal, so I decided that it was finished. Voila!

Thanks for taking the time to follow along.