A year after switching from Photoshop to Illustrator for creating illustrations, I have established a solid workflow, and I’m sharing my process and tips here.
A behind-the-scenes look at how I completed an animation project for the Catalan government, from the proposal to the final result, in a very short time frame.
A new video of the series Behind the Scenes where I share the process of creating my illustrations.
There are several techniques for creating animations of characters and other graphics. These methods can be combined or used individually depending on the desired result.
Choosing a right animation technique for each situation allows us to work efficiently and achieve better results.
In this article, I describe the ones we use to create our animations.
As a conceptual illustrator, I work with ideas. Finding an idea is a very intuitive process and sometimes unpredictable.
This is the very first video of the series Behind the Scenes where I share the process of creating my illustrations. The image was created for *DLUI Magazine*, for an article about *How to have a fit penis*.
My step-by-step workflow and collaborative process for creating animations with Jose Lorenzo.
That’s the second article of the series where I share my journey switching from Photoshop to Illustrator for creating my illustrations.
After the first weeks working on Illustrator, I realised that I was still tied up to Photoshop to develop the sketches. I’m not up to sketch using Illustrator directly because I prefer to draw. I found that drawing was my natural way of bringing ideas to the reality. Illustrator is not related to drawing, but more to composing using Shapes, the Pathfinder and the Pen tool.
My previous workflow consisted of sketching in a notebook using a pencil and then creating the final sketch from scratch in Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq 13HD.
As I switched from Photoshop to Illustrator, I thought it was a nice opportunity also to question my sketching process and a good chance to improve the whole workflow.
Since I became a professional illustrator, I always used Photoshop as my main drawing app. I developed a solid workflow in Photoshop that allowed me to work for newspapers where you need to work very fast and be effective.
Last year, I started to work with Jose on animations. It required vector illustrations and that changed everything.
That’s the first article of the series where I share my journey switching from Photoshop to Illustrator for creating my illustrations. I will share with you the whole process, including the reasons, the challenges I faced and also how I feel about it.
A bad composition can ruin a good image and idea. To help me in this process, I use my particular version of the rule of thirds.