I created the image for my family holiday card/newsletter. It’s a pretty dark image, but I tried to bring out some color variations in the background plants. I added more details to the faces and arms, so you can get a better idea of what we look like. My brother and I are always featured on my family’s holiday cards, and I think people like to see how we’ve grown up over the years. The card is 4″x6″ at 350 dpi, which is soooo small but high quality.
The image below includes a lot of the line drawings that went into the final product. I drew the plants in black to give them a graphic, cartoon quality. I drew my brother and I in white, so we would stand from the background. Also, dark lines on people’s faces can often look odd.
The image below is the background layer of the final image.
And the photo: