091: Illustration Process

Season Two Sep 20, 2021

I made some drawings recently for an article.

Here are some of the early process sketches.
A glimpse into my analog ⏩ digital workflow.

1/ Pencil and pen, printer paper.



2 / Scanned and cleaned (digitally) :



3 / Finally, matched to website colors :



If you're curious :

The essay is about priorities and constraints.
And Cory's experiences in self-employment.






Background: I found Cory via a podcast, and connected with him via his newsletter. I've been inspired by his transparency, creativity, and entrepreneurial drive.


Also: At some point, I may make a behind-the-scenes tutorial on my drawing and design process (tools, workflow, technical tips).


If you're interested, please let me know.

Happy to address your design questions!

📬

jer@thefirejar.com




In the meantime :


Here's a self-paced drawing series
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047: Art for Amateurs
Seven short sketching prompts. No experience required!













Adjacent 📂

005: Drawing + Writing
Some old drawings. And Lynda Barry’s “Making Comics”.
089: Creative Practice (Takeaways)
There is great value to creative outlets and expression (a video response).
047: Art for Amateurs
Seven short sketching prompts. No experience required!
062: Your Drawings
A crowdsourced gallery of quick sketches.
016: Surrealist Comics
Comics for the discerning surrealist with an active lifestyle.