Drawings as x-mas gifts.. (Update)

Wanted to share a little something – I have a small friend living pretty far from me. His name is William and he’s not very big, a couple of years old. I’ve been thinking about what to give as Christmas gift and now I think I found something. What do you guys think about “fill in the rest” pictures like these? I made them last night (the ship this morning) and if I make them printable as PDF his father could easily print them and the little boy could try to recreate or just fill in colors etc as he pleases. :) hmm.. Maybe I’ll go into photoshop and use curve tool to make lines very very simple – that way it’s easier to paint.

And pictured are all taken with the DP1, pushed ISO1600+

elefant - teckningeagle - teckning dinosaur - teckning bil - teckningskepp - teckningskeppet - Drawing

After importing the photo of my drawing into photoshop I made simple straight lines of it and colored it.. I think it looks pretty cool. :D

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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8 Responses to Drawings as x-mas gifts.. (Update)

  1. Yuri says:

    Very good idea! I’d get ‘em for my little daughter, too. She likes coloring books, and her elder sister drew some for her already.

  2. I can put them online in high resolution when done. :)

  3. Clive says:

    I think it’s a wonderful idea, Carl.

    It goes back to a very traditional time.

    I like the idea of using Adobe tools to simplify.

    Have you looked at Live Trace, in Illustrator CS3? This should be excellent for what you want to do in simplifying, as it is fast and very controllable.

    There are some good tutorials at Adobe, including use of Live Color also, though you won’t use that here unless you want to make examples of how a sketch should be filled in.

    Another arrow for your bow, maybe…

    But most of all, I like the beautiful sketches. Maybe you can give the original scans too, for his future??

    Then he can have memories and influences as both you and I have.

    Best, Carl, and to Linn,

  4. Clive says:

    Carl, Kalle, did you actually draw the sketches? I think so from rereading your post. Very fine indeed, and especially the ship.

    Enjoying all the more,

  5. Thanks Clive, and yes, it’s my own hand made sketches.. I googled lots of images and made something inbetween on a big A3+ sketch paper and a nice soft pen. :)

    I’ll try the adobe Live Trace, it might be better then my manual way. :)

  6. Clive says:

    Good, then you teach the young one all kinds of techniques :)

    I think your mother’s influence is showing…!


  7. Boothrp says:

    If I could draw like Kalle & take photographs like Georges Noblet
    ;-), I’d be a happy man.
    I have visions of a 2 year old child having great fun colouring in the pictures with extreme innaccuracy.
    I love the Dinosaur with the little backpack & Santa hat – Very seasonal & cute !
    Love your site Carl, full of joy as allways.
    Merry Christmas from the UK.

  8. haha, Merry Christmas to you too Paul! :D

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