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My name is Phil, an artist currently based in Dublin, Ireland. I am available for hire worldwide and interested in any project big or small. You can email me at contact@lovetherobot.com or send me a direct message via Behance.

Please note that I do not take on any unpaid work or unpaid commissions.
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My name is Phil, an artist currently based in Dublin, Ireland. I am available for hire worldwide and interested in any project big or small. You can email me at contact@lovetherobot.com or send me a direct message via Behance.

Please note that I do not take on any unpaid work or unpaid commissions.
Slainté!
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All my art starts off as an original drawing.
I create around four small thumbnail sketches to figure out composition and what elements are to be included.

I decide on which composition to use and then sketch out the composition using an F pencil on A3 (297 x 420mm) Daler Rowney Marker Paper. When I have all the … Read More
All my art starts off as an original drawing.
I create around four small thumbnail sketches to figure out composition and what elements are to be included.

I decide on which composition to use and then sketch out the composition using an F pencil on A3 (297 x 420mm) Daler Rowney Marker Paper. When I have all the elements and main composition roughed out, I begin the drawing and inking stage.

The drawing and inking of each illustration will between 4 to 5 hours, depending on the complexity of the drawing. I draw using the Uni Pin Fine Line Technical pens, ranging from size 0.05 right up to size 0.8. To get heavier lines, I use a Staedtler Permanent Lumocolor marker. All of my drawings are done in black and white, I don’t use colour during the inking phase.

Each illustration is scanned into Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 using an A3 scanner. I work on a Mac Mini running macOS Sierra, coupled with an Apple Thunderbolt Display.

I clean up each drawing and then using a multilayered .PSD file, I colour the black and white drawing.

To colour my illustrations, I use a combined of swatches and the Lasso Tool in Photoshop and also the Brush tool. I begin with flat colours, choosing the most vibrant colour tones and variations I can find. I keep a colour wheel close by to decide on complimentary and split complimentary colours. I always use scans of watercolours, markers and pencils to complete the final illustration.

After each day of work, I record my process and my thoughts and feelings in my Logbook, which is an A5 Squared Moleskine notebook. Read Less
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