Step away from the reference material
While inspiration needs to come from somewhere, the aim is to create something original. So Robert Wallace – known as Parallel Teeth – suggests not having the reference material right in front of you as you work.
“If you look at something and then you try and hazily remember it in your mind, that’s when you end up making something new, rather than a pastiche of something,” he says. Above you can see Wallace’s new take on well-known festive figures, created for a Hong Kong department store. See also: How to Draw a Reindeer For Kids, Easy Tutorial, 6 Steps