As i am relatively new to illustration (i am primarily a Photoshopper) i thought it would be fun to share the process i went through to create my Star Paws illustration with simplified stages.
1: The sketch: The loose idea with various references to look at.
2: The outline: Using the pen tool for smoother lines, i traced the final outline.
3: The piggie: same as stage 1, this time for the piggie… look at that nose!
4: The outline: and as for Leia, i did the final outline and some shading on both characters.
5: The colouring: the thing that brings it all together, this is done on a layer below the others so the outline covers the edges.
6: The colouring by itself… this shows how important the outlines are!
7: the final piece… believe it or not i did get a couple of PMs complaining her boobs were too big (go figure) so here is the final version with her parts at a smaller more natural size. After seeing a few comments, i added the tagling then a simpler logo.