Been working on some clipart for Charlotte’s Web. This is just a peak at my design process. 🙂
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)
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.
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. 🙂
And the final product!
This clipart set is available for purchase at TeachersPayTeachers.