Here's the process I went through to complete my latest project titled, "Our Precious Juel." This project was commissioned by a wonderful lady who wanted a special and unique portrait of her daughter who passed away in 2008. I went to work right away on some sketches for the layout because I wanted the entire piece, including the frame, to have an other than traditional shape. So here's what I came up with:
I put together a jig for the panels to get the proper spacing between the panels and then drew in the top and bottom arches.