Family Portrait 2015

What do you get for the man who has everything?

Trotter family portrait 2015

Christmas 2015 arrived with the annual challenge: what would Dad like for christmas? 

My Dad is not fussed with material possessions. He has many hobbies, but is fully equipped for all of them and his jumper drawer is overflowing.

The solution: a 2015 family portrait to celebrate the growing ranks of the Trotters. Including husbands, fiancés, partners, teenagers, children, babies and dogs. 

The illustration was a lot of fun to create, making each person and dog into a character, picking recognisable features and items of clothing and even sneaking a Star Trek sign in.

The final piece combines hand drawn elements in dip pen and ink with digital colour, creating a fresh and lively feel. Now that the Trotters each have their own illustrated characters, I feel like the drawn adventures can really begin!...