For almost a month, I’ve carefully kept away from what I did the first two months of my project, where almost everything I did was very specifically and very directly from reference. But yesterday, Humans of New York posted a beautiful photo, and that photo made me want to try and do what… well, what I do anyway in my illustrations: draw from reference, but transforming the original photo into something else.
So I did this, and I’m very happy.
(I had some worries about taking a photo of Native American woman doing a ceremonial dance and turning it into a drawing of one of my flowey ladies, but I hope that this doesn’t fall under the sphere of insensitivity. It’s just such a lovely image, and it made me want to draw.)