Every great illustration starts with a single line.
Add some color
i set my direction by deciding on a distinct color palette.
And some creativity
i play around with watercolor on yupo paper that lets the color pool and move in interesting ways. this creates textures that cannot be replicated for a one-of-a-kind image.
Don't forget style
the final stage is where the physical image becomes digital and allows me to take it one step further. this gives the image the attention-to-detail it deserves.