Midnight Ride (2011)
This digital illustration served as a holiday card that I gave to my girlfriend Whitney for Halloween 2011. The drawing features Whitney and I hitching along for a midnight ride with the Headless Horseman from the classic Washington Irving folk tale, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
The illustration began as a hand-drawn sketch that was then scanned and vectored in Adobe Illustrator. Shadows and highlights were added in Adobe Photoshop CS5 using a Wacom tablet and textures were mapped onto various surfaces to add an additional element of detail to the piece. Leaves were incorporated into the scene using the Trapcode Particular plug-in within Adobe AfterEffects.