Someone on /r/illustrator posted a piece they described as “30 minute design challenge of the day: stairs”. It was a tiny little fragment of a staircase, mostly hidden by a huge wall.
I decided that looked like a good way to wake up, so I drew this. My original sketch had some more stairs in the background but I decided to spend the last five or six minutes adding the figure sliding down the bannister instead of those.
Bannisters: one line apiece, widened out with the width tool.
Posts: art brush set to ‘scale proportionately’ mode, draw a quick line.
Texture: mezzotinted rectangle, layer set to soft light 10%, the usual really.