大家好，如果你有追蹤我的臉書，就知道我已經推出了兩組 LINE 貼圖，一個是章魚小番茄，另一個是鮑伯和蔓蒂，現在都已經上架販售了喔～另外我也繪製了一組新的貼圖，這幾天都在等 LINE 官方的審核，我也有在臉書上偷偷預告過這組新貼圖～
Hello everyone, if you are following me on Facebook then you would know I have already published two sets of LINE stickers and they are Tomatopus and Bob & Mandy which are now currently on sale and I had been working on another design and was waiting for it to be approved by LINE official. A couple days ago I also poseted a teaser on my Facebook page for the stickers.
好消息～我的主題貼圖：太太和她的日常生活，現在也可以在 LINE 商店購買了。今天我會和大家分享創作過程，希望你們會喜歡。在我們進入創作分享之前，先說明一下這個角色。這個角色的原型就是我，角色設計源自我之前一個插畫系列「我們的生活」，這個系列描繪的是我和先生的日常，所以這個角色其實存在有一段時間了。我畫完章魚小番茄、鮑伯和蔓蒂後，想要畫一個以人物為主題的貼圖，我想要設計一個讓人有共鳴的角色，公主建議我沿用「我們的生活」的人物，我覺得這個建議非常棒，很多想法不斷冒出來，我便開始著手畫。
Good news everyone! My signature sticker set, Taitai and her daily life, is now available on LINE store. Today I will show you some of the process of creating these stickers. Hope you enjoy it. Before we look into the creative process, let’s talk about the character. I created this character based on myself and it was originated from a series of illustration called “Our Life Together, which depicts me and my husband’s daily life. So it’s fairly to day that this character was created for quite some time already. It was only after I finished drawing Tomatopus and Bob and Mandy I thought it would be nice to have a human character. I wanted something that’s relatable and relevant and that’s when my sister suggested that I should just use this character I designed in the series. It was a wonderful idea so I began to draw and felt inspired.
Here are some of the illustrations from “Our Life Together."
It is also promising that soon I will create stickers using the male character based on my husband and stickers for couples. We will see!
創作時我使用的是 iPad Pro 和蘋果鉛筆（Apple pencil）和一個電繪軟體 Procreate。設計任何人物或角色最重要的第一步就是確定比例，這樣以後在繪製的時才不會偏離遠本的設計。
I used Procreate, iPad Pro and an Apple pencil to create these stickers. So, one of the most important things when it comes to designing a character is to proportionate. It is to ensure the character stays true to its shape and form.
After that, I moved on to creating a draft and over the draft I outlined the image clearly.
Now we have a clean and clear frame, it is time to color the face. I saved all the colors I used in a palette just to make sure we will be using the same colors in the future.
Each color has its own layer and it makes it a lot easier and pain-free when you have to make changes.
接著將畫好的圖輸出，放到 LINE 的對話模擬器去看貼圖的效果，我也嘗試了圓一點的頭型，但是最後還是覺得原先的設計比較好。
After I created the very first sticker of a smiley face, I uploaded the image to LINE sticker simulator to see the effect. I also made changes to the hair to see if rounder looked better and I decided to keep the original design.
Now I just repeated the same steps to create more facial expressions. I drew draft of an expression and then outlined the image clearly. I layered colors and added some more touches required by the sticker design such as the notes, tears, question marks and the anger steam.
Now it’s time to create a whole body figure. The method was the same and the first step, again, is to proportionate the character.
And then I spent a couple of hours brainstorming and making drafts of various sticker designs. I started with the most commonly used scenarios such as eating, cooking, buying stuff, taking a shower, etc.
And one of my favorite activities, idling of course.
Let’s have a closer look at how this is done.
First step, creating an proportionate image
Step two, outlining the image based on the draft.
Step three, adding color layers.
Continue to add more color layers.
One of the most interesting things in creating this set of stickers is to decide what design and colors I was going to use on the clothes. Some of the clothes were based on my real collection and some of them are tailored to my liking.
For example, I changed the color and design of this tracksuit a few times before settling down with the blue polka dot pattern.
一張貼圖從草稿到完成需要大概 20 張圖層，確切張數取決於設計和貼圖的細節。
A sticker will need about 20 layers to complete, depending on the design and detail.
So this is how I created this set of stickers, what do you think? If you have any questions regarding making stickers or character design, just let me know. This set is now available on LINE store, so if you like it and you’re also a LINE user, don’t forget to grab it!
For those who are interested in other stickers I created, here you are.
如果你喜歡這篇文章，也請你動動手按讚或是分享，你的鼓勵就是太太最大的動力。If you like this article, please like it or share it. Your support keeps me going!