It takes time, patience and countless hours of practice and illustrator tutorials to master the art of character drawing. Here is the step by step process I am working on to get better at my craft. With every drawing I aim to improve my techniques over time.

1. Tone document and rough sketch

2. Refine the sketch

3. Bring in local color

4. Create the first shadow layer

5. Paint direct light into the scene

6. Consider reflected light

07. Introduce photo textures

8. Add more shadow layers

9. Add background

10. Depict foreground elements