Mano Cornuto

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In honor of my upcoming trip to Naples, I decided to design and illustrate a new postcard. The Mano Cornuto (Horned Hand) is an ancient good luck sign, the original “Rock On!” gesture, and is still very common in Naples, especially as a charm or pendant.

As usual, I started out with a simple scanned line drawing — in this case, I went with a more line-heavy, woodcut style to match the theme. When I colored it in photoshop, I offset the registration of the color layers to give the impression of vintage-style lithography.

Vector Shoe

I’ve been fairly busy lately with my portfolio. I’m proud to say that its coming along well, with a lot of my sketches being reused as templates for creating vector-based images for new projects. Here’s an example, created from a shoe I drew a few posts back .  . .

 

 

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