A friend is getting married in Hong Kong this year, and she asked Serena to do the invitation, and me to do the drawing. She said she wanted swans, so my first take on this was to do them like an Asian brush painting.
When she saw them, she said don't do that. Go full-out fairy-tale style.
For me, that's like saying to your puppy, "No, don't play with the rubber bone. Here, have some steak."
I mean, I love Chinese and Japanese brushwork, it's absolutely amazing. But even more than that, I'm the biggest fairy-tale geek, so I was all over this.
The final will be in full color, so I get to have even more fun.