The Final Image of "Holiday Girls" (click to enlarge):
I hope you enjoyed seeing how this image developed. The background was made with some previously created art that I modified for this piece. The gift boxes and the bows on top of them are 3D objects. The tree and curtains were drawn straight into Illustrator, no sketches. I really like how the curtains pull this piece together. They're actually based on curtains in my home office, but I simplified them a fair bit.
Feel free to leave a comment to let me know what you like about this piece :)