How I Create Illustrations

Stage 1 Roughs

My process involves both analogue and digital methods; first I draw out the main shapes of the water and land digitally using Procreate, focusing on shapes and tones. Then I create textures by hand using mixed media: inks, acrylic paint, pencil etc.

 

Then I drop the textures into the different shapes using Photoshop, so thatI can overlay and manipulate them to create depth. It sounds super-complicated but that's why I've made this process page to show step-by-step how I create work! 

Stage 2 Digital Drawing

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Stage 3 Create Textures 

Stage 4 Put it All Together on Photoshop

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