I recently completed a commission for Max in Canada. He’d seen an illustration I did a while ago – The Island – and asked me for a new version.
The picture below show some of the process, from initial inky thumbnail sketch, to the final coloured illustration.
If you’d like to commission an illustration from me, message me here or on social media.
Initial inky shapes.
Onto the illustration proper – outlines.
Adding flat blacks and thicker lines to create depth.
Detail goes in with a very fine pen initially.
I always get carried away at this point.
Final image, ready to send to Canada.
This, and most of my illustrations are drawn on heavy, but smooth cartridge paper. I use Copic Multiliners, a Pentel Pocket Brush and Copic Ciao Markers.