This episode I talk at some length about the process of developing a recent illustration for a Play, ‘random’, by debbie tucker green.
You can see all the drafts of the image I discuss below in this post, and a youtube version will come. Every commision is a little bit different, but I thought this might give a glimpse of how I work.
I don’t typically use photo collage but sometimes for illustrations that need something specific. Ideally with photos I take myself but I use googled reference too. Like in this case a urban landscape that was authentically from London, without being able to visit myself. I sampled some fragments of Emanuel’s Future City for the silhouettes at the bottom of the first draft intending to finalize it by hand, but ended up using the sample created knockouts instead.