The creative process differs somewhat from artist to artist, but here is an example of mine. I’ve chosen the story of Little Red Riding Hood to work with to demonstrate my abilities in conveying narrative, action, emotion, and consistent character development in my illustrations.
These are different from some of my other sketches as these have been created digitally in Adobe Photoshop. So far, I think I like the digital process in my sketch work. I notice that as I go along, the sketches are getting tighter and tighter. That is fine for me for now as I don’t answer to a client on this one. Generally, of course, I would submit rougher sketches, much like the second image with Red and the wolf in the woods. I would get approval on that before moving forward with tighter sketches.
The VERY rough sketch below is an example of the first step in my creative process, using traditional pencil and paper. I scribble out these just to get a basic idea of what I might want the characters to look like and what scenes I might want to include. These are so rough that they would never be seen by a client.
Keep tuned in to see how the work progresses from here.