Fantasia Drive: COMPLETE!

I am pleased to announce a NEW completed project in the project bin! Yesterday was my last day of work at Fantasia Drive, and I am SUPER EXCITED to share the finished product with you and everyone everywhere. 

Here's a teaser process gif of the mural itself, but I'm going to ask you to visit the project page itself to see all the colorful pictures.

You may have to CLICK THE IMAGE to see the animation.

Fantasia Drive

Welcome to a sneak peek of my next project! This one represents a lot of firsts for me: first kids room, first human figure on a wall, first full illustrative/narrative scene... so obviously I'm pretty excited. 

Below are the first three steps of my planning process: concept/composition, pencil sketch, and value study. 

My client's prompts (as paraphrased by me) included:  

[subject] (whole scene/illustration) approx. one wall full of a little girl (in drapery-style clothes, perhaps some fairy queen qualities) sitting in a tree and reading, animals (perhaps some delicate antelope?), golden/atmospheric, birds (peacock/songbirds)

[style] chinoiserie, art deco, muted palette (cool with warm highlights) - olives, indigos, gold, a la illustrated manuscript/persian miniatures, quiet/sparse landscape, delicate, realistic-ish (not charicaturized)


Next comes the color study, and then a full, to-scale rendering in watercolor and other traditional media. Stay tuned~