Process of Illustration

Been working on some clipart for Charlotte’s Web. This is just a peak at my design process. πŸ™‚


The most important step of any project, at least for me, is research.

  • Who are the main characters of Charlotte’s Web?
  • Does the author give any physical descriptions?
  • What kind of spider is Charlotte? (unfortunately I also had too look up pictures of spiders as part of my research O.o)
Random Doodles


Brainstorming is the fun part! I doodle lots of different ideas all over the place – on scrap paper, in a sketchbook, in the margin of my school notes. I take the better ideas and do some sketches to help figure out the final designs.

Sketch ready to import into Adobe Illustrator

Design and Illustrate!

This part is much easier if I start with the first two steps. Skipping to this step makes the process take longer (I feel). I end up with a lot more discards if I don’t refine my ideas through research and brainstorming.

For this project, I imported my sketch into Adobe Illustrator. Sometimes I create the outlines in Photoshop before working in Illustrator, but I decided on a style without outlines for this project. πŸ™‚


And the final product!


This clipart set is available for purchase at TeachersPayTeachers.

Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Homeschooler, Not Grade Specific -


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