It's about time I made an actual post outlining my process of starting and finishing an illustration. I'll be using the illustration I created for TwinSrpnt for this walkthrough. More about my process after the break!I'll try not to be overly wordy and hold your hand as I walk through my process; I don't want to end up droning on about every little thing I do, so I'll keep it short and simple and let my images do most of the talking!
2 & 3) After getting a rough sketch down, I'll tighten it up and add more detail to the sketch.
6) More linework, this time working on the spine/bones of the snake. I resketched the bones in order to have a tighter sketch to follow. Even though I already have a tightened sketch, I tend to sketch more throughout the linework stage.
14-15) Adding some more detail in the form of color fills and doing some color shifts to the illustration. Making some finishing touches; almost done.
I hope this post is helpful to all of those who were wondering how I work! I have to admit, it was difficult finding an illustration to use for this process walkthrough. I thought I saved a lot more process shots of all of my other illustrations, but I was proven wrong once I had to look for them! Lately though, I've been making a habit of saving sketches and screen captures of illustrations as they progress so I can easily make more posts regarding my process in the future!