When you want to work on a piece of art and don’t know where to start, it can get really frustrating to just jump into the piece itself and figure it out as you go. It is a lot more practical to start working with small thumbnails. First, because it is quite a good warm up exercise, not only for your hand but for your mind, and second because it allows you to make quick mistakes that can easily solved before it is too late.
Problems with composition and balance are the hardest to fix once you are a few hours into the process. The best solution is to solve this at the beginning and the best way to do it is by doing quick, tiny sketches where you figure out the broadest shapes of your composition and start working from there.
I did it myself with one of the pages of my project, and I did a video where I show every step of the way!
As usual, if you like this material and want some more, including original PSD files, PDFs with sketches and notes, and an extended video tutorial, you can find all of that at My Patreon!
(Video will be here When available)
Did you like the video? Do you want the tutorials? Well click on the images below to go directly to them and their authors website! If any of the links don’t take you straight to the tutorial, you can still look at it in the Pinterest board where I saved these tutorials and more, including some reference!