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The Riddle of the Sphinx. Fantasy Art using Vectors.
This tutorial focuses on getting to grips with fantasy art using Illustrator.
Initial Ideas and Sketch.
Look at pictures for reference and sketch out ideas.
Hair/Fur Detail
This is the most time-consuming part because it involves drawing each individual hair to give a more organic and natural feel.
I rework the face, making some of the features bigger such as the eyes and the lips. I also introduce, through a gradient mesh, light from the moon onto her cheek and forehead.
Final Image
The final image as it appears in issue 33 of Digital Artist Magazine.
Published Article
Issue 33 available now at WHSmiths, Tesco/Supermarkets and all leading Newsagents!