World Building Illustration
To create a whimsical illustration of a jungle world that is lively and has a story.
I chose to illustrate two explorers on the hunt to see all the exotic birds the jungle can offer them.
20 pencil thumbnail sketches to establish ideas, compositions, and variations.
5 tight sketches to determine the specifics of the best thumbnail ideas and narrow down their details.
7 color compositions of the preferred tightened sketches to figure out the atmosphere of the illustration.
The illustration is then recreated entirely in Adobe Illustrator as a vector to receive textured detail later on.
The final textured illustration, including close-ups and an animated gif.