Illustration WIP

Hereโ€™s a peek at my work process when working on an illustration:

I always start with a sketch! Nothing beats pencil and paper when drafting your ideas. Then, I like creating a color palette before I begin coloring the illustration.

WIP 1 Total Girl, April 2015

WIP 1 Total Girl, April 2015

I sometimes like trying out the palette by quickly brushing the colors onto the sketch just to see if the color palette works well for the scene.

WIP 2 Total Girl, April 2015

WIP 2 Total Girl, April 2015

Then, the coloring begins by drawing the shapes for each object in the scene. Below: drawing the face.

WIP 3 Total Girl, April 2015

WIP 3 Total Girl, April 2015

Adding the arms and body.

WIP 4 Total Girl, April 2015

WIP 4 Total Girl, April 2015

Drawing the shoes.

WIP 5 Total Girl, April 2015

WIP 5 Total Girl, April 2015

Completing the base colors and shapes of the character.

WIP 6 Total Girl, April 2015

WIP 6 Total Girl, April 2015

Adding the mountain and clouds.

WIP 7 Total Girl, April 2015

WIP 7 Total Girl, April 2015

Adding the trees and horizon for the background.

WIP 8 Total Girl, April 2015

WIP 8 Total Girl, April 2015

Adding the character details.

WIP 9 Total Girl, April 2015

WIP 9 Total Girl, April 2015

Adding the tree details.

WIP 10 Total Girl, April 2015

WIP 10 Total Girl, April 2015

Adding the mountain details and textures for the background.

WIP 11 Total Girl, April 2015

WIP 11 Total Girl, April 2015

See the finished illustration and the published version here: https://justdoodle.me/2015/04/29/editorial-project-total-girl-ph-april-2015-issue/