HOW I WORK
THOMAS DANTHONY ON THE INS AND OUTS OF HIS CREATIVE PROCESS
Understanding the need of the client is the starting point of any project. I like to take notes and draw thumbnails on paper to pencil the basics. When time is tight, I start sketching directly in Photoshop with a Wacom – it’s quicker to play around with ideas, compositions and colours. Those rough colour sketches are the first things I send to a client. Once they’re happy with it, I start to draw the final illustration. Even if I sometimes use Illustrator for drawing complex shapes, the final image is always created with Photoshop in pixels.
I have a background in product design, which influences the way I create images. I like to achieve a certain level of finish in my illustrations, so I spend a lot of time on details that probably won’t even be noticed, but it’s important for me to know that I am happy with every single stroke or curve.
Lately my approach has been slightly more minimalistic in composition – aiming for simplicity gives my work a bolder and more striking look.