1. Thumbnail Rough
This is quick 5 minute rough sketch to plot out the space and composition. Sometimes the client does not need to see this, but it can be a good way to make sure the layout is on track before spending more time on a sketch.
2. The Sketch
The client decided to remove Bill Clinton from the image and wanted children yelling help in the last car. The Illustration has to work at this point or it’s not going to work at all.
Inks are applied to the sketch..
4. Flat Colors
Base colors are applied. Usually they are not so bright but toy trains have bold, bright colors.
5. Finished Art
Any shadows, highlights, text, and other effects are added to complete the artwork. In this piece there are not any highlights or many effects.
A preview is sent to the client, they love it, and final art is sent to them.