The three wise men. Of course, many of us have heard about these three wise men of also known as the Magi. You can read their story in Matthew 2:1-12.
I used a public domain picture as the reference for the wise men. I used the outline instead of the full image. I am very careful with my reference images and always make sure I use public domain images and not something I randomly grab from the internet. Copyright infringement is a serious matter. I have seen many artists got into trouble simply because they took this matter lightly or ignorant of the fact that they can get caught. So to my fellow artists who are reading this post, guys, I highly encourage you to not violate anyone’s copyright in your work. Getting caught and ruining your reputation is not worth it. We all work hard to promote our work in hope to make a living from what we love to do the most, so please be careful where you source your images/references.
The rest of the illustration on this piece is purely from my imagination.
Here are the progress photos: