The easiest way to learn in my opinion is by observing other peoples work, paying attention to the details and how some problems are overcome. That for me is more useful than a tutorial because it requires me not only attention but also makes me think on how I could do that with my set of skills. That's why case studies are extremely valuable. They show the evolution but without giving instructions. A good example is the amazing illustration by Mart Biemans that we brought to you today.

For more information you can also visit http://martbiemans.com/

Process

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Final

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Details

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

Face your Fear - Case Study by Mart Biemans

I've been working freelance in this field for over four years now and loving every second of it! Even though I love watching a lot different sorts of illustration I have lately put a focus on developing my own style. I am currently available for freelance work! If you think you might have a nice project for me or would like to hire me, please contact me via Contact at the top of this page. Next to my work as a Illustrator, Digital Artist and Graphic designer I am currently studying Vormgeving Communicatie (translated: Design & Communications) in Groningen, The Netherlands. - Mart Biemans

About the author of this post

Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.