This is a tribute illustration for original character created by friend of mine. Garis and his little sister Dania were created by Ali Hamdani, graphic designer and illustrator, who also, like me, from Bandung Indonesia. Check their Facebook page here GARISDANIA FB and twitter here @garisdania . Also make sure to check the original artwork of this character here GARISDANIA BEHANCE and here GARISDANIA PINTEREST .
In the mean time, here some behind the screen process of this illustration. Sorry for the blurry image, i captured this using phone. Oh, almost forgot, if you wondering where have you seen this illustration style before, yup it’s McBess, check out his magical artworks here MCBESS
Garis and Dania the Process
This is a thumbnail sketch to get the overall feel and layout i want for this illustration.
Some images i collect from the internet for references.
A final pencil sketch, just using an usual pencil above an A4 HVS paper.
Digitalized the pencil sketch using scanner and placed it to illustrator. I usually lower the layer transparency of this pencil sketch around 30-50% before inking.
Using pen tool in Illustrator i then tracing the pencil sketch. Playing with various stroke weight, style, and profile.
Add some details and manual look shading using gradient tool and texturize it using effect > texture > Grain.
Adding some background to make the overall look more dynamics.
Adding some more details like shading, highlite, and cloud.
Save the final illustrator file into .jpeg then put it to photoshop for further editing. I add some depth using filter > lens correction > custom then darken the vignette amount into -100
Final, i add some texture to “life” the character into more retro and classic look.
Here the final look of this artwork