Laura graduated from Mills college Suma Cum Laude with BA in Art History this year. This was the illustration I did for her graduation party cards.
Below is the initial outline of the illustration.
This is the version that was printed by Laura's grandma Gale for the invitations :
Floating above her is her diploma, while her faithful Mac Book rests near her feet. In her left hand an Art History tome, her right a little hairless rat. Her second pair of hands holds a sacred cupcake in the position of enlightenment, while her third pair of hands are in a pose of supreme completion of a task.
Below is the final version - after it was printed I went back into the file and changed a few things and added some more elements to make it look more glorious. Tada!