I have done many illustrations in Photoshop, but this is the first of any complexity that I've done in Adobe Illustrator.


As with almost all of my digital work, I first work out the design in pencil - the 'old fashioned' way. I feel that this frees me up from making 'easy' decisions (regarding the initial design at least) by using software tools. I believe this helps the final graphic look like it was devised by human hand and helps differentiate it.