Hey all! I have been asked by a few people to post WIPs of my work so here’s a “tutorial” of sorts to give you an idea of how I make my pictures!
Prepare yourself for a long, boring post, haha.
1. So firstly I make a super rough sketch in Photoshop, capture the general mood/compositions etc.
2. I take my sketch into Illustrator and vector a solid, darker, block of colour, this is the lineart. I then vector another block of colour on top. I don’t use strokes or effects on any of my art, the colour and lineart are all vectored individually.
3. Wireframe of my vectors. I switch wireframe on and off constantly while I work so I can view the sketch underneath.
4. Doing more complicated shapes like hair take a lot of time. I block in the shape first to make sure it has a good, strong silhouette before I add any colour on top.
5. Filling in more details…As you can see, I’ve completely changed the hands from the sketch haha. A lot of tweaking happens in the vector stage.
6. Starting to fill the hair in, lots of layers and repositioning stuff.
7. Adding more details. I like framing my pictures so that nothing is cut off in the image as my backgrounds are usually transparent. You can see I was originally going to have the cat in the background, in the sketch, but I decided it made the final composition too tall.
8. Details and close up of the face.
Last steps I forgot to screencap but I add a gradient in the hair, take the image into Photoshop, tweak colours, mess around with it a bit until I’m happy with how it looks.
these are the rest of the werepop wallpapers I made! They’re so old now, and they were quick and dirty jobs tbh. I asked Marby’s permission to make/show them and she said it was fine. :3 They’re all made for 1366x768 screen res.