for her 21st birthday, Mia specially requested I paint a masterpiece on her denim jacket. between a few outlined specifics (a girl with an afro, a crown, and the words “black girl” with pink somewhere), i read the magic words: “whatever comes to mind. i trust your judgement.” – if i love anything the most, it’s creative freedom.
THE VISUAL PROCESS:
i already had an idea in my head of an elegant profile
after doing the afro, i realized i wanted her to face slightly front. i also tried to maintain some sort of minimalist element with the crown – as to keep the attention on the most important figure.
building the structure of the face. from this point forward, i made all my corrections in white.
gave more life and definition to her roots (because they made her look decapitated) also added the base of the letters, which i planned to somehow contrast the pink. (i ended up using cocoa-colored glitter for that extra dash of Black Girl Magic ✨)
THE FINISHED PRODUCT:
→ full image HERE (:
since this was my first denim jacket commission, I would like to thank Mia for trusting and believing in my talent enough to allow me to have fun on her garment. ❤
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CREATE x INSPIRE