Random art project

I’ve been wanting to make some Idaho themed cards for a while now. The other day I noticed a deck of the alphabet my kids no longer needed, so I began searching for symbols that represent Idaho and A and began practicing a few of them. I want to cover the cards in symbols that represent the state while being constrained to the letter of the card. I wonder what I’ll find in z and x?

Here’s some progress pictures of the practice sheet. The card is 2.5”x3.5” so I’ll need to condense stuff or go “full bleed” and let some of the art get cut off at the edges of the cards. Smaller than I have now will be pushing my abilities to make the eyes. Which are already an issue for me.

That’s where I’m leaving it for the night. I will need to reorient the various symbols and add some more then get started on painting the card itself. Which is making me nervous for some reason. At least if I mess up I can go over the paint once it’s dry.

2022-07-26: Orca and Dolphin

I’ve somehow found myself wanting to draw animals more and more lately. While soliciting ideas on Twitter a follower suggested orcas and dolphins. Almost immediately in my head I saw the two circling each other and wanted to draw them both to make this image/animation occur.

So this is the result of randomly asking for things to draw I suppose. 🙂

2022-07-22: Crow

One of those weird ideas that just kind of grew upon itself.

I was in a Twitter space and one of the speakers had crows in the background so I started drawing a crow and then I thought it would be funny if the crow had a kazoo, and then a monocle, and then instead of a kazoo a cigar, and then instead a pipe…

So that’s kind of what this time lapse illustrates. I think.