Every year I am requested to illustrate a birthday card that Kohlhepp Investment Advisors sends to their clients on the client’s birthday. This year the idea of a hot air balloon ride was suggested, and as always I draw the five principals at Kohlhepp involved in the scene.
I started with a rough pencil sketch –
and when approved, tightened up the likenesses in another sketch
And penciled in a rough color sketch
before painting the finish, below, in acrylic washes on illustration board, with a charming birthday wish inside the card.