This is a laid back look at how I approached my My Precious (that sounds funny) illustration. This isn’t a technical overview, so much as my thought process as I worked through the concept.
As with most pieces, I had a rough idea in my head for the layout. In the image below, my sketches are basically glorified thumbnails. I’m taking the basic elements and moving them around, trying different angles, putting the lettering inside shapes, etc … I’m looking for a good balance between the lettering and the donut (or doughnut, depending on where you’re from).