I recently uploaded a new illustration on to deviantART called Box of Demon Voices 3. I made this illustration in Adobe Illustrator CS2, and is 100% vector.
I often get asked what my process is when making an illustration and to be honest with you, it varies from piece to piece. This one started off as a silly little doodle I made in one of my sketchbooks. I try and reserve some time to just doodle and you can often find me camped out at a Borders with a sketchbook and my headphones.
Music is huge motivator or what I like to think as “Tools of Inspiration”. My taste in music is fairly eccentric. Most bands I enjoy are indie/underground that are rarely known. But anyway… sometimes while I’m listening to tunes I doodle animals or monsters listening to music too. That’s basically how this illustration was conceived. I almost always sketch with a red pencil and then, if I like it, I pencil or ink the drawing. Quite often I just jump from red pencil into Adobe Illustrator.
After making the drawing I shot a picture of it with my cell phone and placed it in an Adobe Illustrator file and started vectoring.
What is the Box of Demon Voices? Well, its what I called an iPod (or any MP3 player) for that matter. I actually own a Zune, but back when I didn’t have an mp3 player I would often get annoyed by the constant bragging “Check out my new iPod!” and/or the catchy poppy commercials. Everyone was hyping these mp3 devices up that I assumed that colorful singing spirits with big smiles and rainbows would appear when listening to an iPod.
Now its just an odd series of music inspired doodles and I hope you enjoy them.
In case you are wondering about the other 2 Box of Demon Voices, well here they are: