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Steven Universe Fanart Process

I'm a huge fan of the Steven Universe art team (the 'Crewniverse'), especially of Kevin Dart's initial concept art and world design that influenced the show's backgrounds. As practice, I decided to try and emulate that style and some of the techniques they employ.

Craig mullins su fanart process

Process GIF

Craig mullins su fanart 01 sketch

01 - Initial Character Sketch

Craig mullins su fanart 02 cleanup

02 - Lineart

Craig mullins su fanart 03 flats

03 - Flats

Craig mullins su fanart 05 sketch effects pass

04 - Shade and Highlights

Craig mullins su fanart 06 bg sky sketch

05 - Sky Sketch

Craig mullins su fanart 07 bg sketch

06 - Bg Sketch

Craig mullins su fanart 08 bg lines

07 - Lineart

Craig mullins su fanart 09 bg flats

08 - Flats

Craig mullins su fanart 10 bg sky

09 - Sky 1

Craig mullins su fanart 12 bg sky

10 - Sky 2

Craig mullins su fanart 13 foreground

11 - Foreground and Details

Craig mullins su fanart 14 finish touches

12 - Final Details

Craig mullins su fanart 15

13 - Character placement

Craig mullins su fanart 17 noise

14 - Sky addition, levels and noise pass