It just so happens the owner enjoys colorful flowers and this beautiful golden has a quirky habit of pulling colorful summer blooms out of their planters! So began the idea of the illustration. Here's more on my creative process.
The Reference Photos:
My client provided me with several, yet I seemed to gravity toward this one.
The Rough Sketch:
A Tighter Sketch, with whimsy:
The flowers are now in a pot versus growing directly from the ground.
Considering Flower Color Combos:
My Client Selected Pink! (yay!!!)
Under-painting in gouache then color-building with Prismacolor pencils.
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Another sketch idea my client and I were kicking around because her dog loves belly rubs too... (maybe next time!)
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