I did an interview for InspirU Coo Coo and I’ve included below my answer to the question ‘describe your illustration process’. For the full interview follow the link.
1 - I CHOOSE A THEME
‘scruffies’: term I use for the comfy and by no means sexy clothes I wear when working in my home studio.
2 - RESEARCH and INSPIRATION
3 - THUMBNAIL SKETCH
I draw a thumbnail sketch. Here below is an example of an actual thumbnail sketch and the respective final image
4 - PROCESSING
I scan the thumbnail and enlarge it, then print it out and use it as a backbone for the detailed drawing on the light table.
5 - PERSPECTIVE
If relevant, I figure out the perspective points. I often tape multiple extensions to the image for the perspective points and use really long rulers.
6 - PENCIL WORK
I draw the basic image in pencil