By Georgie St Clair

The Story of an Illustration

The Story of An Illustration

In this story, I'm documenting the steps I take to create a fashion inspired illustration. From sketch to finished artwork...

The Inspiration

The Sketch

Next Steps...

Once the pencil drawing is finished, I scan it and tidy it up in Photoshop. The next step is to think about colour...

Using rough print outs, I'll try different colours on the image. I turn to nature for colour inspiration. Flowers are my favourite....

...and I'll create a colour moodboard.

The final artwork. But wait, there's more...

Post Production

Once I feel the artwork is completed in Photoshop, I'll make a Giclee print of the illustration. I like to finish my illustrations by hand. Maybe add some colour, collage or crystals ...

For this illustration I'm enhancing her eyes, lips and flowers, using real makeup...

I adore the luminescence the real makeup gives the illustration. I've also added some Swarovski crystals for some real shine. This gives the illustration her name: 'Tracks of my Tears' (a nod to Smokey Robinson & The Miracles).

The Final Illustration

For more on my artwork, visit my website & blog 'Painting Grace'

http://georgiestclair.com

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