It was so exciting to receive an email from Meg, who owns Sparkle & Whim, asking if she could order a custom illustration for her site. She found me through Instagram (who knew?!) and said she loves my illustrations. (yay!)
We discussed her ideas, and she was so fantastic to work with! She sent over all her style pegs for the illustration, from the dress to the pose and of course, the accessories!
I sketched out the pose based on everything we discussed, which she approved, and then I proceeded to paint her. The picture at the very top shows the rough, un-edited painting. I tweaked and refined it a bit (mostly improving the look of the jewelry and making them sparkle).
And here she is, the Sparkle & Whim girl.
Check out how she used it on her website!