I recently bought Adobe Illustrator so I have been teaching myself some illustration techniques. The picture above is based on the famous Cassandre poster from the 1930s. It is all hand drawn from scratch and based on a cross between the original poster and the modern Queen Mary 2 cruise ship. Once the drawing was finished in Illustrator I popped into photoshop to add in the paper texture overlay.
There is no strategy or plan for these illustrations other than to have some fun creating things.