These stickers are my first foray into the world of illustration. I’ve had Adobe Illustrator on my desktop for some time, but only recently started to put it to use. I was massively inspired by Von Glitschka‘s lynda.com course titled “Drawing Vector Graphics“. It was both a practicum in how to set up my Illustrator program for maximum productivity, but also in identifying the process of going from concept to reality with your illustrations.
I have several projects in the pipeline, but this one is near and dear to my heart. It started as a brainstorming session for a nickname for my daughter Elizabeth, who loathes being called “Liz”, and her initials, “ERD”. Therefore, the moniker “Lizerd” came to life!
Step 1: Sketch
I started with some sketches, iterating a few concepts before arriving at the one I would get to work with in Illustrator.
Step 2: Digitize
I had a lot of fun in Illustrator getting the paths right, and then working with different color combinations that really made the design what it is.
Step 3: Order
I decided to get a variety of sticker sizes for my daughter to use. stickermule.com was terrific, both with composing sticker sheets that had different sizes, and with a nice quality product!
You can find more of my illustrations over at dribbble.com/scottpdawson