Here you will be able to see, step by step, the creation of the final rendered illustration for the second spread of my children's book 7/7.
(0.24s) I started by translating the first sketch into the new concept and composition.
(0.37s) Then I started creating the dress of the girl by importing a texture panel in red colour and “cutting” the different shapes.
(0.40s) Once I was happy with the placement, I started adding shadows to the dress and a drop shadow to make it look more 3D and to make it look like it was glue to the background.
(0.43s) I repeated this for the skin and the hair of the girl and other elements such as the nose, blush and a detail on the fingers.
For the Beast, I added a flat layer of blue an added the texture with a brush on top. The procedure was the sames as previous.