I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! In case you haven’t seen my “Holiday Girls” illustration yet, here’s the progress for my 2009 winter holiday special for Green Corner. (or feel free to skip to the end to see the final)

The Pencil Sketch:

Inking Progress:

The Final Image of “Holiday Girls” (click to enlarge):

I hope you enjoyed seeing how this image developed. The background was made with some previously created art that I modified for this piece. The gift boxes and the bows on top of them are 3D objects. The tree and curtains were drawn straight into Illustrator, no sketches. I really like how the curtains pull this piece together. They’re actually based on curtains in my home office, but I simplified them a fair bit.

Feel free to leave a comment to let me know what you like about this piece 🙂