An absolutely beautiful baby had her portrait illustrated in time for her naming day earlier this year. Her parents wanted some special song lyrics, and the baby’s name and birth date to be included along with some birds, animals and wildflowers.

So much love was poured into this drawing from all sides. I hope little Ellie loves to look at herself in this magical place as she grows up.

I used the photo that the parents gave me and made the piece completely in Illustrator – everything drawn by hand, some parts coloured by hand too, some parts coloured digitally, then the final piece collaged digitally.

I got it printed with The Copper House printers – archival pigment ink on cotton rag paper, and framed by Rocker Lane Workshop with reclaimed maple wood.