Hi there! My name is Ken Barthelmey, I am a 22 year old freelance illustrator and concept artist. In this tutorial I will explain you the working process of my awarded picture “Where is the Yum Yum???”.
The picture shows a funny T-Rex is searching for his food. It was my intention to create a perfect balance between realism, characterization and humor.
At the beginning, I usually create several thumbnails to find a good composition. I finished the dinosaur-drawing itself a long time ago and when I found it back, I thought it would be good enough to make an illustration with this character. So I began to make a couple of environment sketches. It’s very useful to make a lot of pencil-sketches first. You can put them together afterwards in Photoshop. The sketch sort of serves as a guideline, thus it’s easier for me to color the picture afterwards.