One of the commissions I had to do for someone as a Christmas gift this year, has been given, so I am free to post about it! 🙂 This one was interesting – well they all are, as every illustration has everyone’s own sentimental and individual expectations and emotions attached to it.
But this one had a lot of elements! A couple had just got engaged…. on a basketball court. The person who commissioned me to illustrate this for them, also wanted me to incorporate Mexico, where they fell in love; dogsledding – a passion of theirs, and their local SPCA – where they volunteer.
It was also to be full colour. I decided to do this digitally, as things are easier to manipulate, especially with all those elements. Here is a step-by-step snapshot of my process…. the bottom is the final one! I am happy to say they are happy with it and that’s all that matters in the end. 🙂