I was asked to create an illustration/promotional portrait of the talented hula hoop performer, Melissa-Anne. I first saw her performing with Anna Copa Cabanna and was blown away. I have witnessed her balance up to 10 hula hoops at once! One thing that I really love are her elaborate custom costumes. She always has a different, unique look that seems to be in theme with her performance. I wanted to express this in the illustration that I created for her in addition to creating something that was colorful, theatrical, whimsical and fun.