The 10 minute sketch that inspired a cute commission

I thought it would be interesting to show two images side by side, to illustrate the difference between a quick sketch and a commissioned drawing. In February, as part of an Instragram drawing challenge, I created a sketch (shown here on left) with the prompt 'Mardi Gras'. I wanted to add both the carnival aspect and the fact that Mardi Gras is also pancake day, so I did a quick pen drawing of an elaborately costumed lady flipping pancakes. Not long after, I was contacted by Marie, who asked me to create something similar for her bird-mad daughter, Rose. The commissioned drawing is shown on the right. The drawings are created on different types of paper which I think shows. The left had imag

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