We all love the holidays – the family time, the tasty food and of course – the gifts! I want to share with you a very fun commission I created as a Christmas gift. These 3 beautiful girls are best friends since birth . The blond one and the red hair one decided to gift the brunette a fashion illustration of them and asked me to add some pandas in the background. Yay for panda fans!
So without any more words – here is the process from draft to finished piece:
The drawing process started with a rough pencil draft that I sent the clients for feedback and approval. I usually ask for at least 3 pictures of each person when I make portraits so making them look like themselves was not a problem. Of course I knew that with color they will look even more like themselves. The girls were planning to turn the illustration into a puzzle therefore I chose to give them similar Greece style dresses and a background that will make the puzzle a challenge.
The coloring process started with the brunette beauty – she has amazing skin tone and large eyes which were a bliss to draw. I moved to the smoking hot red hair lady. You can see that the shadows are ready only for the first one.
Here are a few pictures the girls we so kind to send me. This puzzle looks like a lot of fun! They also said it was hard to arrange which is great :)
And for those curious to see my work process – I haven’t forgotten you, guys!