This post is about the most recent Savra I was commissioned to paint.
The client gave me ideas of what he wanted for the card. I made mock ups in Paint to make sure I had the right idea and so the client could check to see if the card would be going in the right direction.
I took photos of plants found online and cropped and pasted them onto the card layout. There was a specific idea for the text box, so I removed it, placed the reference image in the box, then typed over it to get a general idea of how it would look.
(The plant and mold images aren't my own).
Throughout the card painting progress I would send the client updates and discuss how things were going (if things were looking okay, if something needed to be changed, if something wasn't working out, if I needed to add anything).
Often cards can turn out different than how the mockup is planned as there are so many variables.
Here's a comparison of the finished work and the mock up:
And the finished card:
Have a great day!