Hey all! did I mention it is really hard to explain the process I go through of a lot of my sketches…seriously. Most of them start from a photo I liked, a random object or some other crazy idea that pops into my head lol. For this sketch, I was very inspired by color! I wanted to see bold color! and flowers! Roses! Lilys! Orchids! whatever flowers I could think of, so I decided to sketch this idea out. I thought that the sequins would be a nice touch to complete it all.
I start out all my sketches with a body template. I visually map out where and how I want my subject to stand and look. I use a mechanical pencil to begin the sketching process with all of my art. I think its best because it always has a sharp point and is lighter when sketching then a regular pencil.
Next, I do a quick outline of the same sketch with a micron pen - I use size .02 (.33mm) as it is gives a nice thin line.
Next I start my rendering process which basically is adding skin tone. The subject in this sketch is Caucasian so I render accordingly. I use ChartPak marker Warm Grey #2 for the perfect light skin tone. I also add highlights to the skin tone at this point.
The rest of the sketch is edited in Photoshop and Illustrator at this point. I add in more color to her skin and more highlights and fill in her clothing with a print I created in photoshop. Let me know if you want me to maybe upload a video or tutorial to show how I do this! The overall editing takes about 10-20 mins!
Thanks for taking the time to check this out! Please comment below if you want to know more about my editing process or if you are just happy you saw this today! I’ll be sharing more art work soon!
Thanks so much for reading!