Pattern No. 1

Every since trying it in school, I’ve been meaning to give patterns another shot again. This one’s inspired vaguely by peacock feathers, combined with a midcentury color palette.

Animation

My first shot at animation! Made over the weekend using Adobe Illustrator.  I originally intended to highlight a caricature of Carlos Di Sarli that I hadn’t been able to find a use for, but I ended up using just his silhouette. Its really any amazing feeling seeing one’s artwork come to life 🙂

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.