I chose to depict “Carry” through this illustration of a young, fashionable girl carrying her shopping bags. Fashion Illustration once again!!!
I thought I will share my entire illustration process as well. So here we go….
First I drew the outlines with a 5B pencil. Below is the image after erasing the extra lines. There are still a lot of unwanted lines which I will be deleting at a later stage.
Next step is to draw neat outlines with a brush. I have used acrylic colors as I need waterproof outlines for this illustration. I have intentionally left the lips unlined as I would want to fill the colors first and then line them. At this stage I erase out all the unnecessary pencil lines and below is how it looks.
Once the pencil lines are erased, I use acrylic colors with a slightly thicker brush to give light shading to the illustration. Acrylic colors for shading, for the same reason as before, I want it to stay waterproof as I layer on more colors over it.
Coloring time. This is my favorite stage !! I have primarily used water color with traces of acrylic and have drawn the detailings using pencil and pen. I have completed the lips here and outlined them too.
P.S.- I think I should have added a step before this showing the initial color blockings too. I guess I will do it with the next illustration.
And this is the final illustration, completed on paper and color corrected digitally.