Since I am an only child, my first friend from high school to a) get married and b) have a baby...is a big deal to me. Unfortunately they live 3 hours away from me so I rarely get to see him, his lovely wife, or their sweet baby. She's turning 1 this month so I decided to use this project to make her a keepsake for her room...But her name is Ava Elizabeth, and one short name and one long name are hard to illustrate next to each other! Suggestions and WELCOMED and NEEDED!
A "Cleaned up" sketch 2. I have bad craftsmanship, haha.
I can't decide what to do with that stupid flourish thing on the right. Is it too thick? I sort of want the whole thing to be a little "unreadable" and tangled looking. I want it to be more ornate. I need help!
Also, I am pretty sure I am going to paint the whole thing by hand, since I would like to give them an original painting for this. So, tips for that would be welcomed too!