I used a 16th century painting by Cranach the Elder (original shown below) as a starting point for this Journal cover. After some informal focus group testing on some older alumni at my dad's retirement home, it was deemed necessary to add some foliage to the original first couple's attire.
This turned out to be way harder and more time-consuming than I expected, and it turned out just okay. It took a little acrylic painting and a lot of digital retouching. Credit for the concept goes to my coworker Tamara.