As mentioned earlier, I was dithering between extremes for this topic. Nasty, nice, or something with Patrick Swayze in it?

I opted for the first two…

This illustration was done mostly in Inkscape with a bit of Photoshop at the end to colour the scarves and bodies (faces were Inkscape). Nesting dolls are related to garden gnomes and jacks-in-the-box. In retrospect, the font is too over-the-top. It needs something plainer.

Baby (nasty)

This is the nice picture, done first in Photoshop and then tweaked in Inkscape. I did a few colourways.

Baby (nice)

I’m learning the ropes of both programs, as well as of illustration, so comments and critique are always welcome!