This piece is an illustration inspired by Blizzard's Overwatch character, Mei, and her sidekick Snowball. I was drawn to an alternate outfit of Mei's called the "Beekeeper Suit," and wanted to create a piece fully focused on it.
First, I started with an initial, extremely rough sketch just to get a concept and composition down. Next, I went in and painted each piece of illustration one at a time. While doing so, I added in different stroke textures to make the illustration more dimensional. Finally, I did cover overlays and manipulated the levels to truly make the colors contrast and stand out.