How I create… A falling figure
1 Capture the best pose I start off by producing a series of rough sketches that help finalise the composition, character pose and accessories. I create between two and three layers over a sketch before I actually refine my art. I take it slow at this stage so I don’t muddy the line art. 2 Layering and cleaning up I love this stage the most, because it involves fixing every small detail of everything in the image. I also have to decide what elements of the image go on which layers. I’ll go back to the refined sketch layer whenever I’m uncertain how I should progress. 3 Colouring and lighting Right from the start of the process I have a rough idea about the lighting and colour I’ll be depicting. I prefer to fill in elements using a solid colour, so that any future colour adjustments will be easy to do later on. I also apply a simple shadow here.