Sunday, July 11, 2010

Suwanee Day 2010

Greetings readers, and happy July! It has been a sweltering summer so far, down here in suburban Atlanta, and all it makes me want to do is live at the pool. Not having to be at work everyday sure does make it easier to slack off!

I do have a couple of illustrations to share today though (yay! finally!). Beginning of June, I submitted some poster designs to the Suwanee Day poster contest, and since the winner has been chosen (not me, better luck next year!) I can finally put them up!

I did the illustration for this about 2 years ago, and went ahead and finished the text for it for this year's contest. I used a train because Suwanee used to be a little railroad depot, and you can drive through the very small main street and see an old fashioned rail car that has been set up as a kind of landmark in the old town area. I wanted to bring some of that vintage charm to my poster, when people road the train and women wore long dresses and big hats.

My second submission is a little more whimsical, with some Carter's influence. When you spend 40 hours a week drawing cute baby animals, it tends to come out in your personal work. I had a ton of fun drawing this one. All of the type (in both posters) was hand drawn in illustrator as well.

Well, you win some, you lose some, right? It just gives me 365 more days of practice until next years festival. And speaking of winning....

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