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Tag: communication through illustration and art

Three stages of my messy illustration style

Many people have been asking me to discuss my artistic practices in illustration. Here is a brief run down… My style of illustration involves the following steps. Step One: Line work. It is the basic outline or shape of the elements contained within the design. I am a big fan of tracing the basic shape using reference images. The concept of the design originates in my mind/ from my thoughts. After I conceptualize the message (narrowing down what I hope to convey) I use a reference image, Photoshop, and other… Read more Three stages of my messy illustration style

Illustration Fun!

My latest illustration work is focused on portraits. I mainly sketch the bust of my subjects and work on smooth lines, shading, and perspective. I always try to include a basic shading line for each portrait, even when it is rudimentary like the lines seen above. This style of basic shading is cartoonish, but gets the job done. The difference is remarkable when shading is not included. Looking at the above portrait sketch (as well as the one below) there are absolutely no shading lines. As a result the subject… Read more Illustration Fun!