What is an Illustrator?

Illustration is a form of art shown more in a picture book, advertising, magazines, newspaper, instruction manuals, posters for gigs or movies, products like T-shirts or greeting cards and even in fashion and film.

I create my illustration as soon as I have an idea. I just have to write/draw a rough sketch of it to start away. Once I have the pensil sketch then it could be within the day or that year before I go onto the next step. It all depends on if I’m near my workspace and if it is needed straight away.

With my Wacom, sketchbook and pencil, time and motivation I can start to develop the sketch and add in detail and change the pose, background or objects to make it work. Using my Wacom I then can digitalise the work. This could take anyway between 30 minuets to 2 weeks.

Some of my difficulties & How I improve

The thing that I find the most difficult is getting an idea for a creation in the first place.

Sometimes I can have multiple ideas a day and I can be constantly at my work place. But other times when I have been pushing myself too much it could be all week before I have another idea for my own work.

When work for a client that’s completely different as I have something to work to.

Illustration is used to communicate a message or an idea.

It can be done in any medium as long as it is a visual representation of something.

Parts I really enjoy

I enjoy doing the whole process and getting to the final outcome.

While working on an art peace I’m moving the work around and zooming in and out to work on different parts. When I zoom out and see the full digital piece, I even amaze myself sometimes and say “wow did I do that” and that’s what makes me happy for knowing that I can do anything if I put my mind to it.


Have a look at some of the work I’ve done so far on my Portfolio