The workflow of creating illustrations can differ by creators and styles, but on the basis it can be divided into the same phases. The aim of consulting with the client is to estimate how serious the idea is, in what kind of style they want the illustration to be and to measure the budget and the deadline as for the order so that we could find the perfect colleagues of ours during the project. Thus the first step is to clear up everything in terms of any further questions through the plan.
After the order was made we can start the illustration. One of our key principles is that the ordered artwork of ours always should be monitored by the clients. The order is divided into steps so that the client can follow each stage of the project and with his/her agreement it can be continued till the end of the work. Our clients can catch a glimpse into the sub-project and they can control and correct it during the process.
Let me use the process of a caricature comic as an example for this blog post. After clarifying the details (idea, budget, and attached materials) I started the first part of the project, namely the design. This can give the client a glimpse to decide whether the project goes the right way.
I added my own ideas to the client’s and passed him/her the plan. The client found it suitable so we could go further without any corrections of the illustration. The next step was contouring when the lines are given sharp and clear contours. The client accepted it as this step had been realized perfectly as well.
Coloring was the last phase; finally the unique features (John Deere and the Arsenal logo) were put up on the image. The order was achieved within the deadline and the present was successfully prepared.
Illustrations are made digitally and are given to the client digitally, too (e.g. via e-mail). It is the client who has to finish the further construction of the project. As in this case, I did not have any business with the last two phases, the construction and the present “project” – nevertheless, on the basis of the photo the celebrated seemed to be pleased with the illustration.