Okay, This young lady over here is my grandmother (or Maita as I call her), my skills don't do her beauty justice. I Drew her because, she means the world to me, and she turned 84 recently (It's her B-day gift). But my gift to her would be anything she wants or needs, But she always says that she doesn't need a thing (she's as stubborn as I am). She only wants me to succeed in whatever I do and have a good career. The orchid represents her gift to me, her gift of guiding me through life and raising me. And also because she loves orchids. She used to compare me to them, she said to me "You're as beautiful and delicate as an orchid and also as expensive as they are too" (She said I was expensive because I never asked for a thing but when I did, it was always pricey, not intentionally of course ) The orchid also brings me memories, no matter what kind, color, smell, they always remind me of the happy times I spend with her. But the one I drew is her favorite. But seriously I would give anything for her, she's the most awesome grandmother and mom ever. She inspires me everyday just by being alive. Although I'm not near her right now I always keep her in my mind. It makes me happy that I share her name, and I will pass it on to my kids as a lovely reminder of her and also as a gift, one of the many I can give. I am eternally grateful to her. So that's why this is my gift for her, It might not be as much for some people. But it means the world to her, She has always loved the things I made for her. She's telling me not to give up so I won't, and I hope this piece reflects in you the love and kindness she has reflected on me. Thank you for reading all of this xD I appreciate it.
I'm still new to the whole digital coloring process so please, no hate XD
photoshop Cs4 and a bamboo tablet CTL-470 (if i'm not mistaking is called Splash) It took me a few days to finish but I'm happy with the result.
shirt texture: www.texturex.com/Fabric-Textur…
Background grain texture: freestock.ca/download_file2.ph….
I hope you guys like it!!!