This is a polygon image, or a 'high poly' image in a flat work space. This digital manipulation of photographic work went through numerous iterations before landing on this final image. I used Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and non-digital media to create the final image. Below you can find the progression of the image created with Adobe Illustrator, working off a photograph taken by artistic collaborator Pete Rogers.
After completing the image in Illustrator, I created non-digital watercolor textures to enhance the image and create the final piece. I pay special attention to color and texture in all my work, and this piece is no exception!
You can read more about my early process with Illustrator in my blog post 'Illustrative Polygons.'