Intro

In this tutorial, German artist Andreas Preis explains some of the techniques he used in his Life series of illustrations, which combine beautifully hand-drawn illustrations and digital techniques.

The aim of this personal project was to allow Andreas to experiment with ornaments and a little bit of typography in a poster design. “I’ve always been a big fan of the work of Shepard Fairey,” he enthuses. “I really love his style, but also the messages he gives within his works. The idea was to do something similar, without just copying his style.”

Here Andreas looks at the development of the composition, the drawings and especially the colouring process. There’s also a handy tip on how to isolate your drawings to make colouring easier. 

Time to complete

2-3 days

Software

Photoshop