This illustration was created for a personal project in 2013. Originally, this was part of a whole family composing consisting of ten potraits for my grandfathers 90th Birthday. I excluded my grandparents and added some watercolor elements to give it a more fresh and modern look and feel. Every illustration took me about four hours.
I worked with traditional artist pencils and did the composing of the portraits in Adobe Photoshop CS6. During the drawing process, I felt like drawing older people is way easier than drawing flawless faces without wrinkles. I really enjoyed this project, making it a present made it even more valuable for me, personally.