The Stop In Station in Silver Lake is a new and developing co-op that is filled with the type of people I want know…and draw. (Cafeina Galeria – Hot Mess Vintage – Saint of Me – Eco Apothecary) This is a portrait of Danielle Bray, the owner and mixing-mama (sexy-scientist?) of the Eco Apothecary. I’ll take you through the process…
I added an exciting gradient behind Danielle and her bottles.
This following is without the gradient:
I added a glow to the blue bottle in Danielle’s hands because I felt it got a bit lost in all of the other colors. At first I struggled with how much to draw and leave out. After I figured out how I wanted to use lines (for the bottle and face details in particular) I added the Eco Apothecary name (which is Danielle’s font). Per request, I created a wooden frame, which was super fun to draw. I played with emboss, shadow, and grain to create a wood feel. I did some copy/pasting for symmetry.
I like the way it turned out! What do you think?