I’ve been looking to improve on my overall composition of some of my more detailed illustrations. I tend to spend A LOT of time doing the illustration of the person that when it comes to the backgrounds I leave myself wishing I had done more. To get started with this I chose to update the illustration I did of my daughter Kate last year to give to my beautiful wife for Mother’s Day. Instead of starting light I decided to go all out with an intricate floral design in the back and an even more intricate design on top of the first that plays with the illustration a bit. I also updated the colors and recropped the image a bit. Below I will post the before and after to show exactly what was done…as always, comments/ratings are welcome and appreciated.