Hello all you lovely people!
I hope each and everyone of you has been having a wonderful week so far.
One question I get asked a lot is how does my illustration project work. Nearly all of my work begins with an idea I woke up with, having been toyed with in my head all night.
Then the perks of working from home kick in. I walk to my studio in my PJ’s, with a warm cup of tea (currently peppermint) and wake my computer & Wacom Intuos 5 up. I open Illustrator and dive right in.
The basic sketch usually take 2 to 3 refinements. I move stuff around, re-size and rotate them to get the right feel and make it more visually appealing. This usually the most time-consuming of all steps.
Then comes color exploration. My main objective at this stage is to create the best color scheme that will give the illustration the pop it deserves.
A few finishing touches here and there and the illustration is ready for the printers!
|Here is a visual breakdown of my process behind the elephant illustration.|
|Elephant and the bird - available for purchase here.|
I hope you've enjoyed this, as much as I have enjoyed sharing my process!