Like promised I wanted to post a process video based on the first Some Assembly Required piece I did “Rainbows, Light bulbs and Sludge.”
TL:DR on Some Assembly Required: A creative exercise where 3 objects/ideas are selected at random, mashed up and illustrated into a final art piece.
I wanted to give you guys a bit more insight into how my illustration process went for this project by making a speed drawing video.
A few things I noticed when going back through this video. I use very little reference when developing this illustration. This is because I don’t want to influence my illustration too much with reality. I might look at a light bulb for reference for a minute but after that I have to fill in the rest. I find you get more of an idea/icon of and object then if you were to focus on all the little details. Resulting in a bit more stylized version of a lightbulb that is easily recognized but also very different.
Lastly, I know people will ask “What software did you use to draw this in?” This piece was entirely created in the iOS app Procreate. I Used only standard brushes that come with the software. As the project continues I may try out different software but for now Procreate makes it very easy to quickly jump into a project.
The next random objects will chosen on an upcoming episode of the Master of One podcast. So stay tuned another Some Assembly Post will be coming soon!
Jetpacks and Rollerskates
Blake Stevenson is the guy behind Jetpacks and Rollerskates and creator of such weekly web comics as CNET's Low Latency and Domestic Yeti and Friends. A pop culture addicted Designer/Illustrator from southern Ontario, Canada, he takes on each project armed with healthy balance of sugary cereals and Saturday morning cartoons.