How a sketch becomes an illustration

Have you ever wondered how illustrations like this one are created? This one was for Liz White my “Hair Tamer”.

It starts with an idea, in this case, a giant plait of hair, includes a check list of items that I might want to show :-

  • towels
  • shampoo
  • hairdyrer
  • comb
  • brush
  • hair
  • curlers

Let’s not forget Orson, the dog! Then a draft sketch is done that looks something like this.

And for Liz the final illustration is framed up making a great thank you gift for a great hairdresser 🙂