I thought it might be interesting to show how my illustrations come together, from idea, to sketch, to completed piece.
I was trying to think of a good name for what I might call this post; breakdown of a painting (sounds like the painting had a breakdown), the anatomy of a painting (sounded too serious), break art down (sounded too deconstructive), so for now its “how it happened”. I’m open to what the process of making a piece of art could be called without just saying “the process”, that’s boring.
For me ideas come in many ways, I like to say my process is pretty unstructured and I work by muse. Yup, that simple. I tend to be inspired, let the idea sit in my head and let my imagination do it’s work, painting and creating the image in my head. Once its cooked in my imagination long enough I try throwing a sketch out. Sometimes the first sketch isn’t always the one I want, but sometimes it comes out exactly how it needs to be. For this one I researched wolves and really practiced until I felt like I had a good shape, I hope I’m close enough ;)