This drawing was created for the granddaughter of the Elburn Fire Station raffle winner. It tells a story of a lucky little girl shinning bright for future wonder and possibilities.
The rough layout for the portrait is created in Photoshop to quickly put in the facial pose and elements. The layout gives the drawing phase order without being too concerned with different lighting or detailed trimming. Through the drawing process, the pose and elements come together in a cohesively drawn style.
I draw each drawing with an Apple Pencil on an iPad. The process is digital drawing, but still incorporates the technical skill of drawing on paper with the added bonus of layers, erasing, and an undo button. The original drawing is in the cloud and ready to be downloaded for printing or screen use. Here is a time-lapse video for this drawing.
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