Since I mostly post illustrations when I’ve finished painting them, I thought it might be fun to show the “anatomy” of my process. I always start with a pencil sketch which is often inspired in part from a photo I’ve found searching online. Sometimes I change the pose; most often I leave out extra background details. In this illustration-to-be, I decided to give Josephine more of a context. Here she puts on the final touches to her toilette – her perfume – before she heads out for the evening:
With any luck (and, hopefully, a little free time!), I’ll be posting the next steps in this illustration tomorrow.