Sketch

This is based on a photo I took of the commissioner and their SO at the con! Drew a sketch with a mechanical pencil with hard lead on 5"x7" watercolor paper.

Underpainting

Starting to lay down shadows and general color scheme. I also start with the skin first.

Colors

Rendering out the guy character! I just keep adding layers and layers... the plaid is done by doing one stripe at a time, letting it dry, and painting another stripe to create that darker square where the lines cross. I stay mindful of the whites as I work so his hair looks shiny!

Colors

Finished the girl character much the same way, and added some hearts to the background!