Inside Tarsier: Lady Red

Today we are starting a new article series called Inside Tarsier!

The articles in this series can be anything from illustrations, ideas and random thoughts, to little snippets of writing, videos, and musings on small side-projects that the creative folks here at Tarsier are working on in their spare time.

We start with illustration of a mysterious red-haired lady, drawn by Andreas, who is one of our artists.

You can read more about how he drew it below and he also include a timelapse of the whole image being drawn.


For this illustration I used a workflow quite different from what I normally use.

Laying on an abstract base with my own customized brushes I build up shapes by marking them out with the lasso tool and paint inside the selection. This way I can also build up gradients inside the shapes which provides for shading and other effects.

This approach is quite stimulating when working without predetermined goals and simply letting the image tell you what it needs. As with looking at clouds it’s just a matter of time before you start seeing figures in the mess and move on to define them further.

If you like this illustration you may find this timelapse interesting, which covers the process from start to finish.

You can see more of Andreas’ art on his blog over here.