April 4, 2019

Art processes. How to create an illustration.

Hi, guys!

Let's continue our talking about art processes. Today I want to share with you how I build my work on an illustration with markers.

hydrangea, marker sketch, Sonia Nezvetaeva, artist diary

  

How to create an illustration.



Usually I follow to next order.

Those 3 steps can be mixed or replace one another:

1.    Thumbnail sketching (not always, but often)
2.    Building final composition (if it is complicated artwork)
3.    Research of inspiring references 

About referenses. I find all my referenses on maxpixel.net and unsplash.com. Sometimes I find lovely photos on Instagram and ask an author's permission to draw.


4.    Making outlines . It takes about 1-2 hours, the most important part, it needs high concentration.

I think, the character of lines defines all the work. I pay attention for every single turn and curve. It is not too quick, not too easy, not too detalizided. I always look for a balance. It is my main focus in the work.
 
hydrangea, marker sketch, Sonia Nezvetaeva, artist diary
hydrangea, marker sketch, Sonia Nezvetaeva, artist diary

5.    Choosing a color set (not too long, maybe 30 minutes or so ). 

How to chose your color palette and start with markers we have said here. For this hydrangea I take a color set of 7 colors. There are Promarker, Sketchnarkers, Tombow and Craph'it. I wanted to add a violet contour, but in the progress I decided to do without it.

hydrangea, marker sketch, Sonia Nezvetaeva, artist diary

6.    Coloring. It's my favorite part of working, bc I'm going with a flow. It takes about 20-70 hours. And it's the most happy time ever.

hydrangea, marker sketch, Sonia Nezvetaeva, artist diary

7.   Making accents. After long break and refreshing my eyes, I return to the work for highlights, accents and fixing defects. It is about 2 hours of full paying attention for every single motion. Bc you can save or kill hours of your work.

hydrangea, marker sketch, Sonia Nezvetaeva, artist diary

By the way, those beautiful paper letters made by Vera and Misha from MamerPaper

That's all. This is my way to build an art process. What about you, guys? How do you make your artworks?



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