Spanish illustrator Iker Ayestaran creates carefully, thought-out editorial illustrations and has appeared in publications including Wired, Variety, The Boston Globe and The Economist.
His work has won him several accolades along the way that include recognition from Communication Arts, 3×3 Conteporary Illustration, American Illustration, Lurzers Archive 200 best illustrators Worldwide and World Press Cartoon.
We like his particular brand of exaggerated characters that appear in his images. It’s interesting to find out that most of the final drawings are drawn in Illustrator as he describes below, their perfect amount of not-so-perfect edges give them a nice roughness and add to the individuality in his style.
Describing his process, Iker says, “Many of my illustrations are conceptual, so the first thing I do is to work the ideas on paper. I make quick sketches to get the idea or concept I want to convey. Then, I use the pencil sketch as a background layer for drawing a vector illustration onto. Finally, I give the last touches in Photoshop.”
© Iker Ayestaran, 2014