Monthly Archives: August 2021

Guitar Player illustration from sketch to final

I took a few pictures to show step by step how I finish an illustration with mixed media on illustration board:

  1. Scanning my sketch and work on a digital color study (left). Transferring the sketch onto illustration board, adding some detail and color with colored pencils and a wash of acrylics (right):

2. Oil color wash, lifting off oil color with a kneaded eraser:

3. Adding detail with colored pencils and acrylics:

4. Having my bird make work a bit more entertaining:

5. Final: