Monday, August 6, 2012

Process for Educational illustration

I haven't shown a process piece in a while so let's do one now! This one will be something that was done for a client. The first step: I was given a poem about a kitten and some visual direction and reference for what they wanted the image to look like. I created a sketch and sent it to them leaving the predetermined amount of space for the left side of the image.


The first step: I created a sketch and sent it to them leaving the predetermined amount of space for the left side of the image.

The second step: The feedback received was that they wanted me to zoom in on the action. Move the mouse to the left. The kitten didn't need to be under the table and use the string to allow your eye to move from left to right.I made the changes and resubmitted.


The third step: The sketch was approved for color. I proceeded to color in the image and resumbit it.


The fourth step: The feedback received was that they wanted me to show the full room and remove the white fade. They also weren't happy with the boys face and wanted more roundness and depth to it. I also adjusted the shadows, added stripes to the boys shirt, added stripes to the wall, changed the color of the string and changed the shapes and colors of the shadows.I also did some touching up to the kitten.

The fifth step: Before submitting I showed the image to a few fellow artists who noted how odd and wrong the floor patterns were. I went in and changed that as well as add additional shadows to the back wall. Then I submitted it to the client. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it's approved!!!

2 comments:

dan lambert said...

Lovely stuff, the revised composition works great! I must admit I think I prefer it with the white fade though.
Great to see your process, will of course be checking back in soon.

Best,

Dan

WilsonW said...

Thanks Dan! I'm pretty sure they'll be adding the fade back on their own. They just wanted the whole background there for their editing purposes.

Come back soon!! ;)