did this awhile back and finally getting around to posting it. this is the first step i do, which is just pencils. the next couple steps, inking, scanning, coloring, touch-ups, and maybe lettering are all challenging in their own ways, but as an artist, this is still my favorite step!
as i was drawing this, i knew i wanted to draw real-life finn sitting in the center, flanked by elle and ivy. i always have a hard time creating backdrops, so i just stole this one from where i was sitting, at a starbucks coffee shop. the lighting apparatus was a google image find and the ottoman was actually from my house. (love ottomans!) now, the painting in the background was something spontaneous. i knew the backdrop needed something, but obviously not to dramatic as to overwhelm the foreground. so, to drive home the point of elle, finn, and ivy, i just drew their comic strip version. i loved the way it turned out, and hope you do too!