With a carefully constructed composition that makes creative use of colour, it’s possible to create an image rich in magic and positivity without it being sickly sweet. That goal features in all of illustrator Andrew Groves’ work – the idea of recreating the feeling of discovering the unexpected, using as few shapes and colours as possible.

“Some of these [discoveries] are things I’ve actually seen,” he says, “some are not.” The chance find that forms the basis of the artwork in this tutorial is a sacred tree-stump temple for tiny practitioners of a unique style of woodland-based martial arts. It’s up to you to decide, Andrew says, whether he has actually stumbled upon this or not.

Time to complete

5 hours



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