Superhero Digital Illustration

Illustration

A friend asked me to illustrate her boss as a superhero for a gift. It was meant as a symbol to show how much she appreciated and was inspired by her. I’ve shown the final result at right, with a bit of the process afterwards.

This was created primarily in Illustrator, with a bit of hand sketching done beforehand. Other “office hero” and regular superhero images were used as inspiration. My friend wanted the general aesthetic to be similar to my Classy Critters, with the majority being strict line work, with some added pops of colour.

Please note that reference imagery was provided of the subject’s face and body, but they have asked that the photos not be posted here. For similar projects, I would need recent photography of the subject from a couple of angles.