Leo's Birth Announcement

Birth announcement for my son, Leo.

Birth announcement for my son, Leo Harrison. Leo's older brother has been a little obsessed with Dumbo, combined with the obvious lion connection I decided to go with a circus theme, heavily inspired by the title cards from Dumbo. Everything was hand-lettered to give it a loose, organic feel.
 
Initial sketches and layouts were done in pencil. The pencils were scanned and inked in MS5 using Frenden's brushes. I exported to Photoshop where I added flat color, then tone and texture, including the aged paper background which is from my own library.
Finished piece, inked in MS5, shaded, textured, toned plus photos added in Photoshop.
Finished piece, inked in MS5, shaded, textured, toned plus photos added in Photoshop.
Digital inks and flat color.
Digital inks and flat color.
Pencils, which were scanned.
Pencils, which were scanned.
Original concept sketch
Original concept sketch
Final printed piece, front & back. 5"x7", matte finish.
Reference: Dumbo title cards.
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