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XperiDo colleagues
I was joking around at the office and drew Eric (the best XperiDo trainer ever) as Ash from Pokemon. "Gotta teach 'em all", I said:
We all had a good laugh but I did not think I would spend my saturday drawing him all the way in Illustrator. The week after, I drew Erwin (our then-marketeer) posing as James from Team Rocket.

Here are the originals, which I traced completely except for the faces and objects in their hands:
Here's a side-by-side comparision:
It took me quite a while to get the expressions on their faces right, as I did not have much experience drawing existing people. To make it even more complicated, I did not tell them I was going to do this so I had to make do with whatever pictures I could find online.

Luckily I found the perfect one for Eric. I touched up his eyes a bit to make him look more excited:
While Eric has a pronounced face which makes him easier to recognize, Erwin has softer features. It took me quite a while to get his eyes right, but I found a pair I was happy with:
I wanted Eric's poster to appear playful yet powerful. The taglines are in a comical font, while Eric's name is very bold and bright. The yellow shapes fill up the entire canvas nicely.
In Erwin's poster, I wanted to emphasize his soft side. Erwin's got a knack for gentle talking and listening to customer's issues, so I went for one color palette without too much contrast, mostly just pinks and purple for his name.

I went with a traditional font for his name and put that in a darker purple, to give the whole some sturdiness, while remaining elegant. The taglines are in a thin, white, spaced out font which gives every letter plenty of breathing room as to maximize its softness.
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My XperiDo colleagues, drawn as anime characters.
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