under drawing


i begin each illustration with an under drawing, like the one above. simple, clean lines. the final changes in small ways, but the line drawing is where i make the most mistakes and… play! i play with composition, storytelling, and focal point. when i bring the completed flat file into photoshop i begin to play with light, texture and mood. at each stage there are new challenges, and new elements are introduced.

but, what i love about illustration is that at each stage, that original line grows in form and shape… and, i fall in love with the image even more.

i’m still on break for a bit, but hopefully back soonish!

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