Illustration Case Study
Step by Step Process for Kristle M. Rosado

A creative process that designers set for digital illustration may vary in approaches, tools, and stages.
Yet, it’s always interesting to see the real workflow through which illustrators go all the path from the
idea to the final artwork. We want to unveil such step-by-step progress for a digital illustration.

Stage 1: Sketching

The first stage is devoted to the search of composition, dimensions, characters and their interactions.
It is done by hand sketching. If this sketch isn’t going to be shown to clients, don’t try to go deep into all
the details – strive for the level of fidelity clear for you personally and save the ideas. But if it’s a part that
is going to present to the client then try to show the glimpse of the final product which you’re going to
give to the client.

Stage 2: Filling base color

The second stage transforms the idea from a basic line art or sketch to a proper coloured illustration we will add the base colour to the illustration to give life and aesthetic to the character. So, the client can relate to the design or the illustration. This is the stage where the frame of the illustrationis created.

Stage 3: Filling secondary color

The  third stage is all about the secondary colors and adding contrast and depth in the illustration . It also
helps in geeting the idea of “Light and Shadow” in the illustration. Basically it helps in giving life to the character
or Illustration.

Stage 4: Clean Up

During this illustration process, We follow the principle to cover all the illustration and clean up and add the final details. which includes the face structure and removing the unneccessary components fron the character/illustration. This approach helps to avoid the situation when some parts are developed in the slightest details while the others feature the lack of patience and persistence. Harmony and consistency are the artist’s best friends.


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