The awesome Megan Fox (of Notch Interactive, not the actress) came to me in 2015 with a fun little illustration project for one of Notch’s clients. The project was to create a fun little character and a couple of supporting illustrations for a new photo app they were working with.
The first thing I did was start with the trusty ol’ sketchbook and pencil to create a few rough sketches. I then shared them with Notch and their client and we were able to narrow in on a specific character pretty quick.
The next step in the process was bringing the sketches to life. Once the base of the character was created, I spent time exploring the facial expressions and style of the little polaroid character. This little exercise helped me narrow in more on a style beyond just this project but future ones that I would work on with similar character traits(especially in my doodling).
I went back and rethought the color scheme a little and add a little more life to the illustrations removing the gray colors completely. I even went so far as to give the character a little bit more pep in his step, so to speak. When it came to the actual photos in the illustrationsI added simplified portraits to them to add a little extra to the mix.