Paper Illustration 1.0: Process and Learning

Pankti Bhalodia
Jun 27 · 6 min read

Research

During the research, We got to know there are many paper illustrators. For paper illustrations, we referred to Thrice studio, Sydney Evans, Eiko Ojala, John Ed De Vera and for character building, we referred to Pablo Stanley’s Humaaans library.

Making

Sketching

We wanted to minimize our characters as much as we could. So we didn’t concentrate on more information. We began sketching it on paper from the ideas we mentioned earlier to get a clear concept of ideas.

Breaking down the sketch

After sketching, we broke the sketch into distinct components to make it simpler to rearrange all the objects.

Sketching on Craft paper and Cutting components

Once the objects and sketches were finalized, we started drawing it on different color craft papers separately and then we started cutting all the components. It looks easy, but once we started doing it, we felt it’s one of the most difficult things to do. Even after converting all things in separate components, we were not able to cut it properly. But once we got used to it, things went faster.

components

Arrangement & Photography

Once all components were ready, we took the concept one by one and started constructing illustration. In order to make clear the background in photoshop easy, we kept the white paper as a backdrop.

The outcome in natural light

Demo page designed with paper illustration

How you can download

You can download it for free from https://iconscout.com/paper-illustrations

Learnings

We never believed when we began working on this side project that it would take that much effort. The most significant thing in this type of project is that we learned to work as a team because we need to offer so many inputs in every aspect.


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