"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.
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.