This was a project for the brother of a client I had done work for a few years ago. Ironically, I got the call for this the day I got power back after Hurricane Sandy--talk about timing. The idea was to create a PEOPLE magazine cover with my client's girlfriend as the main interest--it was to be a birthday present for her.
I haven't done something like this in a while--we're talking years here--so it was pretty amazing that I got everything finished very quickly. It also helped that I had an issue of PEOPLE magazine to scan and use. The only problem was that I could not get the proper font that the magazine uses, so I ended up getting one that was as close as could be.
I actually worked up two covers, and the client liked them both, but chose the second. Everything worked out in the end--he got the piece, and his girlfriend received a wonderful present.
(See...I can do more than just cute anime girls!
Done using PhotoShop CS3.
"I sell my soul, but at the highest rates."
--from BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD AND CHROME (2012)