Because February 14th is coming up, I wanted to do a valentine.
I found this lovely old sketch in my sketchbook from about 10 years ago that had been waiting to become a painting for some time now. I thought it would be perfect for this week’s Illustration Friday assignment. So I redid it.


This one’s even more mixed media than usual because I actually painted the background in acrylic. I drew the foreground in pencil and scanned it in like I usually do. And for the border, I edited a hand-drawn pattern and made it into little digital “rubber stamp” brushes in Photoshop.