Yay! I'm super excited that I won Hallmark Creative Studio UK's Fab & Festive contest! :) I worked really hard on this. I wasn't even sure if I would enter but I did my best. I came up with my concept pretty fast: cute cuddly animals in cozy winter wear. I decided to use polar bears and penguins (initially) because it's sort of funny since they would have no need for scarves, sweaters and mittens. I love the look of winter and holiday sweaters in general. The fair isle pattern really struck me as pretty and I tried hard to recreate it in vector form.
I added the foxes later because I felt the pattern needed more color and the red would really pop. I decided to give them a different type of winter wear so I went with cable knit items.
Living in Hawaii you really don't get to take advantage of wearing these types of clothing and accessories. I love the look of layers but I don't like sweating any time I leave an air conditioned building.
Anyway, onto the process shots:
Usually in my process of tracing in Illustrator, I change a lot of things. This could include the pose, proportions