|What research do you do for your illustrations?
I love old ads and flyers. Cigarette boxes. Video game graphics. Emotions ofcourse. Music. And the crowd or person I'm making it for.
I try to do as much research as the project needs, no more, no less. I can usually find what I need by pulling a few books off my shelves and a couple of quick Google searches.
Occasionally I'll have to run to the book store, but that happens a lot less thanks to the internet.
As i deal with bands and record labels, I try to get lyrics and ideas from the bands. I like to find out the types of subject matter that they might want included and the ideas behind the album or shirt design.
I usually try to read about certain subjects if I don't know a lot about them. I also use pictures as reference if I don't know how something looks.
depends on the subject really or the length of the job.
Whatever is required for each job, internet picture searches are invaluable.
Photo reference is a big part even if I know the subject matter I like to make sure it is accurate. Also I will read about a subject to better understand what it is all about.
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It fully depends on the illustration, of course, but usually I take my own reference photos and work from those.
It depends on the project. I prefer to look to the real world for research, as it's multi-sensory and has so much to offer.
If it's a children's illustration thing, a massive part of the fun for me is to do as much of a picture as I can without any reference material; drawing from memory or imagination.
Sometimes though, I'll have to get some reference pictures. I'll search through Google or use my own photos. It depends.
I recently drew a DC comics character named Deathstroke, I researched everything I could find on him... his personality traits, his alternate costumes, different artists takes and interpretations on him, what weapons and skills he uses. I take all of this into account on character design. When it comes to angles and poses, I'll plan out the initial idea based on how he acts and who he is, get a friend to pose for me and alter the sketch accordingly.
Very thorough. I want to know my subject inside and out.
Everything from historical to anatomical. I especially love researching various mythology and folklore to inform my work.
i use google a lot to research
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