Drawn to Speed: The Automotive Art of John Lander (2015)
Building a Picture
An illustration is a contrived picture. The picture may be a historical event or pure fiction. The artist comes up with an idea. Research is done and reference is gathered. Pictures usually start as a small thumbnail sketch. Next comes a larger rough sketch. I most often use newsprint pads at this stage. I then do a finished pencil drawing that I transfer to watercolor board. The medium I use is colored ink. The following pages trace a picture from thumbnail to printed piece.