We had a project day at our office this week. The idea is that you can create anything you want in 24hours. I know I am not good at painterly style Illustration so my project was to do a painterly style illustration. Overall, it was tough but my co-workers helped me a lot (thank you guys!) I would definitely continue to learn this style more. I would probably change the process to start earlier with coloring and blocking in shapes first.
Anyways, this is my process.
Final image looks like this.
I used the Gamut thing so I know the range of colors I want to use.
I did a quick thumbnail sketches of what I wanted.
After gathering reference photos, I started sketching.
I did grey scale illustration. This was tough. Finding a light source really helped. I also learned a lot of tricks on how to get proportion right and how to block in shape to get light and shadow.
Started including the background color.
Added colors on the man. I tried to use reds on the eyes, neck, tip of hand, and on the shirt.
Monster on the right added. I wanted to use a completely different style with this to make the man look like in another world.
Added stuff in the foreground. Very abstract at this point. I want to probably change this in the future...
Overall value adjustments and unifying the whole color scheme by including a yellow overlay.