Illustration 101


Mia is my one and half year old, beagle mix rescue puppy. She is currently the love of my life and the center of my attention. Those of you who know me well and follow me on Instagram must’ve figured out how obsessed I am with her and how I cannot seem to stop myself from clicking and posting her pictures.

As some of you might already know, I am making my baby steps into illustration/ Art-direction etc. Planning to attend art school in the fall of 2018, Applications have been submitted (finger’s crossed).

Here is an attempt at illustrating my favorite subject! MIA!

I started off by tracing

Screen Shot 2018-03-20 at 12.35.26 AM

Trial and error in shading and giving a structure to the illustration

Screen Shot 2018-03-20 at 12.35.46 AM

Once the overall structure was done, I worked on the details… whiskers, shadows, etcetera… and arrived at this!

Mia 2-01

Here is a comparison shot


and here are my other renditions

Mia 6-01

Mia 5-01

Mia 4-01

Mia 3-01

Do you like it? Suggestions and constructive criticism are always welcome.

And here’s a task for you and me! COMMENT BELOW if you want me to attempt illustrating your image!