Working freelance is a tricky thing. Not only do you have to balance time and budget with the client, you have to negotiate how much of your own style will permeate through the design. This isn’t always an informed thing. Mostly because everyone has their own opinion on what constitutes great design and in that small window, where all factors converge, do you find a completed freelance project.
The original idea was a blog header for a plus size model blog in the end they decided to go with a more fashion illustrated style for the model. Here are some various stages of the march towards that window of completion: