Dwayne Bell has created editorial illustrations for a decade, producing art for the likes of the FT, GQ and a whole host of cycling magazines. Here he reveals how he efficiently produces wonderful work to very tight deadlines that combines hand-drawn linework with digital colour and found textures.

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Dwayne also explains how to maintain flexibility in illustrations, so that he can quickly make changes in response to client comments with a minimum of hassle.

If you’d like to follow along and produce a similar artwork, you can download two of Dwayne’s reference photos of himself dressed as a street troublemaker. As you’d expect, these are given to you only to use in this Masterclass. Don’t cause trouble with them, though.

Time to complete

• 4-5 hours


• Photoshop


• Files for this tutorial are downloadable from here.

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