Digital Illustration

This is a commissioned pet illustration for a client.

The way in which I work is to do the sketch first, then block areas of color in giving some definition to the different areas. I work back to front and as I get closer to the foreground, give more details to my lines. I work on the body first, then the head. I always save the eyes until last because that gives soul to the animal and the eyes are the most important feature.

Tools Used

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Wacom Cintiq 12WX



Time Spent

Approximately 12 hours

Progression Details

Side-by-Side Comparison with Original Photo

Progression Illustration 1

Progression Illustration 2

Progression Illustration 3

Final Illustration

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