Forge Church commissioned me to illustrate their Christmas card this year. They had a very specific vision of a traditional nativity in an urban setting, with lots of charming details. We talked about ideas, but it took me a while to realize that they wanted me to draw exactly what they were describing. They kindly sketched out their ideas on a whiteboard:
Sure, it's rough, but it actually helped tremendously. I basically just drew what I saw and got their feedback.
Next I did the digital linework, once again sending it to the church for feedback. I also added a few details of my own, such as the cat and Christmas tree in the window.
I received a few copies of the finished product today. I think it turned out really well.