Updated and finalised from the ‘Attitude is Everything‘ post – I felt her features were too harsh. Although this image uses my original pink and copper colour palette, it’s a lot more subtle. Almost monochrome.
As usual there are many handmade textures within the fashion inspired portrait illustration – acrylic paint brushstrokes, watercolour washes. Plus I have kept the original sketching marks. I’m using a faster, looser shading technique here and I’m really pleased with it.
I focus around the eyes in order to draw the viewer in. It’s the eyes that I feel transmit the overall feeling in my fashion inspired portrait illustrations. Polka has attitude, a positive one. She is strong, independent, yet alway feminine.