When you look at the first version below, it is more simplistic.
So upon staring at it during many of the art festivals I have done so far this year, I decided to spiff it up a bit. Thought adding a subtle honey comb pattern in the background would be a nice touch along with some more touches of pink.
One of the things that happens when participating in art festivals, is doing a lot of sitting and observing while customers come in to view the my art on the walls of my tent. As I watch them, I become my own worst critic. The blessing is that I work digital.
Below is one that fell under my critical eye that I changed as you see above design for an updated look.
It is subjective, but as I sat there in my chair, I decided that it could be better. It was as if I was in a hurry with the first attempt with the one with the yellow plaid background.
I have been busy doing shows now that it is spring, which means doing very little illustration.
One of the things I noticed are some people are now looking for Unicorns in my offering. As I design some of these letters, I design some of them so one may or may not see the letter especially if it is pulled out of the collection of letters. That was my intent with the unicorn above. One can see the U shape or just the unicorn.
For all that like a little whimsy in the bath, you may find this as a shower curtain on my Fine Art America link.
Although my name starts with a V, doing a letter V that has a tie in is not so easy. I mean who wants a V that is a Vulture. While doing a show a woman asked if I did a V for Violets because Violet is her first name. So I finally got to it and illustrated one.
Here is to all who love Violets, the letter V and perhaps are named Violet.
Maybe it is because it has been an unusually cold spring. Maybe watching The Terror on AMC inspired this new illustration. However, coming up with new variations of the letter E has been a challenge. I have to say though, I did have fun with this one.
Check out this newest addition to a collection of many whimsical letters I have illustrated on my website in a collection I call Alphabet Soup on the link below.
As January is coming to a close, I am definitely looking forward to spring!
The idea of this design came to me early this morning.
While trying to think of a new letter E, D using a duck came to mind. Maybe it is the memory of the cute duck that lived next door when I was a kid. Her name was Clownie and she was the watch duck of the neighborhood. So when thinking of her fondly, I created a new letter D.
You can also find this delightful letter D on a T...t-shirt that is!
I am a designer and illustrator with many years of experience designing in the social expression industry. I have always loved designing and experimenting in all kinds of media my whole life.
When not designing my own work, I work with my husband, illustrator and photographer Norman Drake as co owner of YOURPRECIOUSPORTRAITS.COM.
I would enjoy hearing from you.