I thought it maybe nice to feature a glimpse of some illustration development and highlight some things I’ve learnt along the way.
I find it helps when designing the composition of an illustration to place your characters in position first. Then build up your layout and surrounding environment around them and the central action taking place. Once the composition is complete you can then add texture and more detail to the image.
Sketching ideas first can save time and help experiment in the initial stages of a project. Also keeping old sketches is a great source of inspiration and help for new projects. Making a moodboard and researching styles first helps develop a strong sense of the project and it’s identity. I also use Pinterest – another great way of scrap booking and logging ideas.
If something isn’t working, I’m not afraid to try again or rework it. Keeping a draft of the old one always means nothing lost and can compare and contrast the results.