I stumbled across a wonderful online tutorial by fashion designer Alfredo Cabrera tonight. I found the proportions of his whimsical girls fascinating, and closely followed his method of color blocking, highlighting, and final drawing. While I wish I could say that my illustration flowed from start to finish without any stumbles, I’ll admit that I had to do a few tweaks in my photo editing program. Next to Cabrera’s proportions, my original came out looking less fabulous than I wanted. However, after performing a little leg surgery on Josephine in my Corel Paint Shop X2 photo-editing program – she’s brave and didn’t even need anesthetic – Josephine gained a few inches in height, and the illustration instantly got some needed sass.