Both pieces were created using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom tablet. The figures are all based on photos I took of my family members, both candid and posed. Before I start, I always have a very clear image in my mind of what I want the composition to be. I do some preliminary sketching then I just draw out the figures and objects, using online free stock photos or my own photos as references. After, I color and add shading; sometimes I finish up by adding a bit of texture using different types of brushes. I’ve never had much training in digital art so the illustration process is a bit of trial and error.
Joyce He is a high school student from Livingston, NJ. Her art and writing have been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and NJ Governor’s Awards in Arts Education. She is proud to say she knows the Sound of Music soundtrack by heart and has gone on the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg. More of her thoughts and art can be found at her blog joocejournal.com (mild cringe alert).