Here is the illustration I did for my wife’s birthday card this year. I was initially not excited about the project, as I was already in the middle of working on the cover my next sci-fi erotica story. However, in the end, the card turned out to be probably the best digital painting I’ve ever done:
Here is a detail of the cat. Zoidberg is a pretty good model, isn’t he:
And now here’s a detail of the cupcake wrapper, which was largely painted without a specific source:
I should say, I find painting fur and wood grain much more fun and less stressful than painting dinosaur scales. That book cover illustration is almost finished, by the way. I should have it posted in a week or so.