First post for the year… first post in a while too. This is the first of a few things from 2014 that I never posted due to my lack of blog proactivity (something I hope to change in 2015!).
This project is an illustration that was printed on to a large banner for a food van business run out of Byron Bay. The client’s brief was to create an image of a blonde nurturing earthly goddess type character adorned in fresh fruit and veg. Other key elements requested for inclusion were a mango tree, an owl, a snake, and a reference to taurus (horns and/or a bull’s skull) – all of these things have a certain significance to the client and also the business brand that the image represents.
Running with all of this and taking the bull by the horns (sorry, I had to), I submitted a number of roughs and ultimately arrived at the rather symmetrical design you see below. I was aiming for equal parts enticing, nurturing, beautiful and mystical. But also a touch of the dark and mysterious.
The work consists of large graphite drawings with digital colouring. Below is the final artwork along with the original drawing and some rough designs.