Research and writing play a huge role in the way I develop an illustration. Before I begin thumbnailing; I sit down and read and write and think about the information I want to express.The thumnails illustrate the written research, and the final illustration eventually reflects this.
Not everything that goes into the sketchbook comes out the other side as a finished image; but you can learn as much from it as you can from a big,polished image.
Have a scroll through the sketchbooks and prep work below- if you want to see the outcome please click on the title of the piece!
REVELATION OF JOHN (2018)