Kevin Cornell Dissects his Process
March 20, 2006 Comments Off on Kevin Cornell Dissects his Process
1. The Message
Generally speaking, the process for any illustration begins with
determining just what the image is supposed to communicate.
2. The Concept
I believe the concept is the most important part of any illustration; or
any artistic endeavor, for that matter. Artistic styles go in and out of
fashion quick as a rabbit on rockets; the best way to ensure an
illustration remains relevant long after its style grows stale is to make
sure it’s based on a relevant idea.
- jot down as many illustration ideas as possible
- take the loose visual list and sort out the best ideas.
3. The Rough
The Rough Phase requires versatility. I produce my roughs with a pencil
because it’s quick, easy to make changes with, and able to get across all
the important virtues of the final art — tone, contrast, form, and
4. Final Art