Many people ask me how I get started drawing and preparing the image for publishing. It's a simple process.! The first step is finding an image to draw. I photographed and did a drawing of this regal rooster in Laguna Beach and made a collage painting...a perfect place to start.
Secong step is an overlay of tracing paper. Draw the image in pencil 50% larger than the original size...getting all design elements in place.
Third phase, I place Illustration semi-transparent layout paper over the rough sketch in pencil. I use a light box to illuminate the under drawing. Concentration and focus! This is the time to get out the ink pens and make the final drawing.