Here’s my latest piece for In Touch magazine. The article is about turning times you stumble as a parent into opportunities to grow closer to your child. Thought I’d give you a condensed version of how I did it.
Step 1: As you can see, I don’t believe in submitting tight roughs for concept approval. If you get too detailed, you risk losing some creative flexibility in the final execution.
Step 2: Final line art done in ballpoint pen (I’m starting to really like using them for my illustrations, and not just my doodling).
Step 3: I convert the line art to a “multiply” layer in Photoshop, and create a second layer underneath it. On this new layer I then paint in solid areas of color.
Step 4: Finally, I go in and do some color modeling to give the image more depth.
And there you have it… one extremely truncated explanation of the steps I use to create a finished illustration.