"the year of the pig"

"The Year of the Pig" is a piece created for the previous, 2018 Chinese New Year. I wanted to focus on the 12 zodiac animals that make up the Chinese calendar, as well as the traditional outfits and colors commonly scene during this festive time. 


process work

First I created an initial, rough sketch of the composition and each zodiac animal. I researched and designed outfits based off of traditional Chinese New Year clothing. Then I drew the line art of the piece. After that, I colored the flats and added shading and highlights. Finally, I finished with adding textures and glow effects, as well as experimenting with the color saturation and levels.