Intro

Here, illustrator Sandra Dieckmann guides you through how she creates her work, which combines the emotional depth of the hand-made with the boldness of graphics. 

Sandra says that her approach to creating a piece is to “imagine a thing and bring it to life to share your inner vision”. She notes that when you are inspired by your dreams, sometimes it feels impossible to believe that what you see inside your mind will have the same power once it is in front of your eyes, but don’t fret.

By following her creative process, you will be able to combine an array of elements in a beautiful composition by keeping your layers separate and by learning how to tidy up your drawing, how to colour it, add textures – and through that really awaken the magic.

Time to complete

1 day

Software

Photoshop

Download

Files for this tutorial are downloadable from here