To understand Cedric Rivrain’s technique of combining hand drawn illustrations with Photoshop, I sketched an eye with pencil in the style of Cedric’s work and scanned it into Photoshop.
I noticed Cedric’s illustration’s have very defined eyes and I wanted to recreate this. I found the drawing in pencil was very light and lacked life and definition. I experimented with different tools in Photoshop to enhance my drawing.
To achieve this, I started off by adjusting the curves until I was happy with the result. This created more definition in the eyes and also darkened the pencil lines. I think this method is pretty effective as it makes the eyes more eye catching and life like.