Process Post 45 - Stranger Things
My process for creating this month's postcard illustration. For a more in-depth look, you can download the full PSD file in the attachments of this post! 

Step 1: Thumbnail drawing at about 2x3" 

Step 2: pencils on 8.5x11" bristol board 

Step 3: inks on same sheet with winsor newton series 7 brush and india ink. 

Step 4: applied "color holds" over different parts of the inks to make foreground elements stand out (in black) and background elements to fade away (blueish purples). Also a light blue for the flashlight beam lines. 

Step 5: flat colors 

Step 6: shading and highlights on separate layers 

Step 7: gradients and textures