Sketch to Finish (and then some!)

PocketsSneakPeek

I recently finished up a few illustrations for a magazine, due out later this year. I thought I'd share a snippet, and it's iterations from sketch to finish. From my submitted sketch, I needed to give the girl shown 'hipper' clothes (middle image) - it wasfun to research what the cool kids might be wearing!

I made little tweaks in facial expressions too, arriving at my first painted final. There was a request to make the scene more autumnal and I used Photoshop rather than surrender to a total repaint. I actually liked the change, a gradient from orange to a subdued green better than the original - can't wait to see it all in print!