Thursday, 16 December 2010

Insight into Laure Fournier's work

We often get asked how our wonderful illustrators go about creating their stunning artworks so we've been getting some of them to explain their processes, and today, let's look at the work of Laure Fournier. When you first look at her beautiful imagery you'd be forgiven for thinking they are traditional hand painted illustrations. However with the wonder of technology Laure uses an incredible tablet (a Wacom Cintiq) that acts as a screen so she can draw directly onto it creating instant digital sketches, as seen in image one below. Then she continues to layer colour and detailing on the sketch, much in the same way as a painter would, but in Photoshop instead. The results speak for themselves and she maintains a nice balance of producing imagery digitally but still with the hand painted look.