This was a big brief I worked on recently for the Suffolk EU Alliance. The piece is about encouraging people from all works of life and political alliances to work together to protest Brexit. It was done using Windsor and Newton watercolours on lovely thick, smooth watercolour paper.
There was quite a lot of tweaking in Photoshop afterwards, too, as the client had a lot of new requests for the painting.
Here are some close ups:
And these are two of the preparation sketches. The first is an earlier one, and the second is the final before I began painting.
The drawing was on A4 paper, but I wanted to paint it on A3 paper so I could get loads of detail in! So I printed it out at twice the size on two A4 sheets (I only have an A4 printer), and then used a light box to redraw it onto the nice watercolour paper!
(Try playing spot the difference between the final sketch and the final illustration!)