This is the final commission piece I did for Christmas 2017, a portrait of my lifelong friend’s beautiful baby son lying playfully in a pile of autumn foliage. Below is my workflow, plus the photo I worked from to produce the finished piece, 14″ x 17″, colored pencil on Bristol board. I think it turned out quite well.
I first bumped up the saturation some of the original photo in Photoshop, and cropped it to the scale I needed. I then worked from there.