I don’t get a chance usually to illustrate my own characters while working on client material. Mainly due to time restraints. I am a slow artist, and it takes me a day or more to do a simple illustration. Since I do about a hundred sketches.
On this illustration, I had a little wiggle room. I can’t explain how much I hate stock illustrations. Not to mention the time you spend looking for the perfect look.
So I penciled this up, traced it in illustrator and added some effects with photoshop. The client loved the character since it had more of a modern “real” person feel.