A few months ago I came up with the idea for this calendar project that I kept in secret until it’s recent completion. I picked eleven of my friends for this. None of them knew what I was doing and most of them had no idea I was working on anything involving their likeness. I chose my closest friends and friends whose photos I could work with. I tried to pick the most lovely lady born in each month, and the flowers that matched their personalities.
Meet Stephanie, born in March. Stephanie was the first one I drew. For the very early Spring I gave her a rain cloud and early sprouts. I felt nurturing yet strong natural elements fit her nicely.
Ink on paper hand drawing, scanned and colored in Photoshop. Actual flower photographs are used for flower textures.