Illustrations- break down
When we deal with illustrations either cartoony or realistic in nature, we usually produce 5-7 passes of thumbnails of the overall composition and placement of the characters in association with the background elements involved. The client then has to choose from those images offered and has a chance to reply with comments, then with the feedback taken we create revisions to answer those comments and from there we permit up to 3 times of revisions unless stated before hand.
or if the client disapproved with what was presented we go back to the drawing board and try another approach to the image.
In the begining we work real rough what we are after here is mearly shapes in relationship to each other in a flattering way something that feels right for the eye to follow. This compositing of shapes is essential to a finished peice looking good, keep in mind working from the actual refernce material, this is imporatnt especially when creating realistic portaits of known figures.
Refining the 3 best ones
So we appreaoch the client with some options and we have a discussion of what they value is important for them and we explain a bit of why we chose the poses and expressions we did in relation to the theme of the overall project. Mainly it should have a timeless feel to it and stimulating enough that its eye catchy aswell as pleasing to the viewer. There is a story being told regardless of what one may think and it matters where you place objects as it could deter from what your trying to communicte to the world.
Tightening up the chosen one
So from this stage in the project , we are refining things by addressing the original photos of refernce, still working loose, then we show this to the client for approval.