old world

This image was a commissioned piece I created for a Christmas present. It was one of my favorite commissions! I was given very minimal direction, which at first I was nervous about and later came to embrace.  I looked through the couple’s photos, and immediately this image came to mind.

In general when I create commissions I provide three different sketches and the background is very simple. I took this as a challenge and a chance to push myself – drawing the coliseum was intimidating to me, but I knew once I did it, I would come out stronger. The best job is one you can enjoy doing and come through having learned something… and this was exactly that!

Have a great weekend!