Well, I struggled with the final for this one, msotly because I wasn't sure which way to go. I decided to stick with "cute and whimsical", though, after the fact I am not sure I made the best decision. Oh well.
Here are the thumbnails as I sort of felt out what I wanted.
The digital illustration.
And then, because Is till wasn't happy with the final results I switched media to gouache.
And that turned out even worse, so UUUURGH!
Turns out it's the whole design I dislike. It's missing some... zing, or something. I might have a chance to revisit her this week, and try to flesh out something a little more impressive.
Or maybe I'll just try to do better next time.