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This Is How My Illustrations Come to Life

 

Hi I’m Mayi Carles, a tiny Panamanian artist with a T-Rex heart making a living on the internet by being myself, owning my weird and sharing all the lessons I’ve learned along the way, including the messy middle.

 

And this is how my whimsical illustrations come to life (in case you are curious):

 

 

Let’s recap:

  • First, I sketch my quirky illustrations by hand with a .5 mechanical pencil on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of papel.
  • Second, I paint by hand with acrylic paints for a that painterly look that feels like a real human being did it, cuz computers can’t do what my hand can.
  • Third, I scan. 
  • Forth, I clean up in Photoshop + vectorize it in Illustrator.
  • Fifth, I share it with you.

 

If you would like to know the specifics about the tools I use, I talk about that in this post!

 

Is there anything else you would like to know about my process? Ask away in the comments.

 

Would you like to check out my Design Studio? Click here!

 

Till me meet again.

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

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