Turning 30 is a really special birthday and I wanted to make a card for Tara that shows how much love and joy she brings to all of us. The center of this card is Tara herself, looking out at the world with her open and curious gaze. She is loved by so many people and I convey this by the embrace of my son and the soft line drawings of family and friends behind her. The world fascinates her and the two faint giraffes in the background hint at the breath of her interests. The seascape in the background of this sketch symbolizes Tara’s love of nature, beauty and adventure. Finally, because my illustration does not do justice to the complexity of Tara’s characteristics, I inserted words to be sure these characteristics are noticed!
Happy Birthday Tara!
This card took three sketches and two apps to make. The background, the line drawings and the watercolor are all separate and hand drawn. I used Procreate to combine and balance the three sources and then added the text with WordSwag.