Final colored illustration
Chicago Hot Dog Illustration
This piece on the beloved Chicago-style hot dog is a hand-drawn and hand-lettered illustration. I started this on paper with thumbnails and ideas, then composed a final composition in a pencil sketch. Once I knew basically what I wanted it to look like, I inked the elements separately and brought them onto the computer for significant clean-up, straightening, and coloring. Once the items were vectorized, I could move them around and adjust the composition, finally arriving at the final piece.
Initial thumbnails, ideas
Initial pencil sketch, inking in the top background
Inked image. Items are inked separately and not overlapping so that I can compose and stack them all once I bring them onto the computer.
Sketch and initial inking
Finished framed print
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