Discover the inventively dreamlike traditional sketches of freelance illustrator Oscar Llorens in this quick look inside issue 123
The sketching stage is the part of my job which I enjoy the most. In this stage of the process you are really free to do what you want. I remember that since I was very young I was drawing more or less almost all of the time actually. Now when I work on a commission I will usually do a really finished sketch because this often helps the client to see clearly how the final project will look. Normally it is in this phase that you are able to take more risks, rather than in the final stage of the creative process.
When it comes to my sketching techniques, most of the time I will use Photoshop to sketch on a commercial project. The digital techniques this software enables me to use lets me work faster than I can when sketching traditionally. However, in my personal projects I always use graphite pencils or ink tools as I prefer not to use digital methods when I am working just for myself and my own pleasure.
See more of Oscar’s work and read more about his sketching in the full article in Issue 123 of 2dartist!