Akeome! Happy New Year card, 2016 edition

Digital art.

Here’s 2016 New Year Card! Jan, Ari and I wish you the a wonderful new year by saying “Akemashite omedetou!”. This time I chose the Japanese style to congratulate the start of what I believe is going to be one of the best years ever :D And I’m pretty sure because I will work to make it so. This was a quick piece, and I’m proud of the result given the time I dedicated to it.

And, as you know, I’m a big fan of the first sketches, so here’s how everything started. I think I pretty much kept the essence.

Akeome 2016 sketch

Initial sketch.

Akeome Ari sketch

Ari sketch detail.