Usually it’s the beginning that I relish the most. However, when it comes to conceptualising an idea and bringing it to life it’s most certainly the end I look forward to. In illustration terms the conceptualisation process is relatively new to me. I usually just have an idea and I bring it to life with nothing in the middle but a spilling of what’s in my head. I suppose that’s dumbing the whole thing down, but there you have it.

Today, the piece I’m working on requires much more than that and it’s likely that many of the things I’ll be working on need the same. And, so that brings me to the practice of honing ideas into a clear concept. There are a few pages of sketches that brought me to the final character that I forgot to photograph, but it’s been an interesting and long morning of getting better at it all. Anyway, I just thought I’d show you a few of the pages from my process on this Sunday afternoon!

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  1. Posted January 25, 2010 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Impressive Cherry. Really like the way that looks. Keep us posted on the process.

  2. cherry
    Posted January 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Adam! Here’s a little photo of the inked piece:

    And here was his intended purpose!

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