We create a concept sketch of your illustration with the reference you provide. We also complete our own additional research. Most of all this depicts the point of view or perspective of the drawing and some basic detailing. It provides you an initial review before we commit to anything digital. Finally, allows an opportunity to completely change the perspective if needed.
Note: With our ever-changing technology, some technical illustrations do not require sketch drawings to begin. For example, instruction manuals that use isometric drawings or an illustration that would better be suited with a 3D model for a mock-up instead.
Once the initial sketch concept is approved, we complete the digital line drawing. This is typically in vector format and contains all of the details that would be shown in the illustrations. This phase is used to make sure the details are correct and in the proper location. They will flow nicely when created digitally. Before we proceed onto color art, this phase includes adding style by way of line weight hierarchy to the technical illustrations.
Upon approval of the line drawing, color art is completed based on the initial reference images as well. As a result a realistic representation of your product or process is created including texturing and rendered painting in Photoshop. As a result, color brings your illustration to life!