An artist first draws the basic forms with a light pencil, a soft pencil that you can erase easily. Then with a black marker traces the design more clearly. On the basis of the technique that has been chosen colour is then added to the drawing being careful not to exit the designed lines, the first step in colouring is flat, which is then proceeding by adding shadows and depth using colours in hues slightly darker.
Illustrations can also be coloured with your computer using special programs. Below you’ll find a drawing, in all its phases, that can be downloaded in PDF format so you can try to copy it with the technique that you prefer.