Illustration process tutorial
In February I did a talk at the monthly Illustrators Australia Sydney meeting. It was called "Process Diary", and Christopher Nielsen and myself chatted about the steps we took to make an illustration. I chose this promotional Christmas image that I produced through The Drawing Book for a printing company; mainly due to the fact that I kept many working layers in the original file. These days I tend to flatten layers as I go, so unless I record all the steps, the process isn't seen. This is true to an extent with this image, but I think it gives a pretty good overview about how I make a digital illustration.
In Part One I introduce myself and present examples of my work, explaining briefly what they were for.
In Part Two I get into the nitty-gritty of my workflow and process in producing an illustration; from sketch to final colour.
Please keep in mind that I am constantly evolving my workflow and techniques. What I have shown here may differ from what I do in the future. I think it's important to keep learning and exploring different ways of doing things, and I hope that these videos will be of interest to fellow artists. I am aiming do more in-depth online explanations of my techniques in the future. Please feel free to let me know what you think, and what you would like to learn about in future tutorials.