SKETCHBOOK SECRETS: Amanda Butler
We take a peek at a designer’s early ideas for one of their projects
Amanda, designer of this month’s cover project, talks about her new character range, “My sketches are not drawn but developed using various photos and references put together into a mock-up. I use Photoshop to do this, sometimes I roughly draw on top and anything that appears slightly untidy is fixed during the design stage. The mock-up is only a starting point – as I also use Stitchcraft software as a drawing tool.” www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ AmandaJButlerDesigns
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