Xavier K. is an Interactive Designer and Art Director since 8 years from Québec, Canada. In this post he will show us step by step how this amazing piece was done and you get to learn straight from Xavier.

You can check out his portfolio at xavier-k.com or his behance at behance.net/xavierk

Specially for Abduzeedo.com I wanted to create a new project. The project name is «The Joker». So I reinterpreted this icon of our famous playing cards. Below, I explain step by step what's my process and what I did.

The Joker

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Details

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The Joker Case Study

The Joker Case Study

The Joker Case Study

The Joker Case Study

The Joker Case Study

Process

Idea/Sketch

Have an idea !? go for it and draw it on a piece of paper.

The Joker Case Study

Search / References

Have some references to create a little moodboard is always cool and useful.

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Starting with background

A graphic composition is like a building in construction ; you must to put the base of composition before the next step

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Close cut the character, dress it and makeup it !

Step highly important, because she drove the rest of the composition.

The Joker Case Study

The Joker Case Study

Elements, finalisation, polishing

Final step. Craft and polish your visual with some logical elements and effects.

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Final Result

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About the artist

Xavier K. is an Interactive Designer and Art Director since 8 years from Québec, Canada. He has worked on various projects and for different clients like: Cirque du Soleil, IMAX, RedBull, Adidas, Dell…

You can check out his portfolio at xavier-k.com or his behance at behance.net/xavierk

About the author of this post

My name is Paulo Canabarro, I'm a passionate freelance web designer paulocanabarro.com and enthusiastic blogger here at abduzeedo. Catch me designing Wordpress Themes. Say hello on twitter @paul0v2.