This project went through many stages before it evolved into what you see. I was assigned to make a magazine cover, and I knew that I wanted to make one that would be impactful and touching. By coincidence, it happened to be October which is Breast Cancer Awareness month and all the magazines that I came across were celebrating survivors. The title “Survivor” inspired me to paint my subject as a warrior. This piece was originally painted traditionally with oils on illustration board, scanned, and then digitally enhanced and corrected in Photoshop.