A new piece finished for a local client, about the practical applications of Christianity in daily life. I wanted to evoke the limited perspective of a map while also having some fun with an Americana folk art vibe. Ended up with a bit of a mid-century look with some of the stylization and colors. I absolutely love how it all came together!
Finally done and ready to go! These guys took a bit of work to get done, but a whole lot of fun all the same. They turned out great (the colors!) and the prints were able to retain that dusty pencil roughness I wanted.
Sketches for next year's calendar! Thought I'd get a head start.
I've decided not to limit the color palette like in the past, so these ones are shaping up to be pretty bright! Here's an example of one I've been working on, what I think they'll look like more-or-less:
If you're interested, I can recommend all of those books, but especially Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, Thrall by Natasha Trethewey if you're into poetry and art history (it's still pretty accessible if you're not!), and Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih (which was a happy surprise when I picked it up on a whim from the library last year).
(With the potential to be a bit more in depth than on Instagram, though.)
I'm working on sorting out these butterflies for my next project(s). They're meant to be made into little 3D greeting cards and prints, with little bendable wings, but I've yet to finalize the production end of it. They'll be cute when I do! In the meantime, the prototypes get to hang out on my wall, next to my bookshelves.