Progress photos | Laura Stitzel
Laura is an award-winning independent artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her work is seen on television, games, album covers and commercials.
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Progress photos

Here are some work-in-progress shots to share a bit about my process. This is for my piece ‘Printing’, for the 52 Week Illustration Challenge.

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First I rough out the lettering.

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Then neaten it up and use tracing paper for the symmetrical parts.

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And pencil in this guy. I did these parts separately so I could adjust size and placement later.

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Pencil is finished.

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Then I start inking. I did the outline in fine liner then filled it in.

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I also used a brush dipped in ink to do some of the messy parts.

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The ink is finished and the pencil erased. This is ready to scan.

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Now in Photoshop, I put the parts together and got the placement right. Then I do some colour correction, add shadows, adjust the lighting, add some texture, and…

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…finished!