So this is a typographic illo that I did. Excuse the B word, and this is a quote from Madonna, “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” I found this initially when I was looking for a quote by a historical feminist, and you don’t know my reaction when I saw this; like “Oh gurrrrl, yaaaaaaas, tell’em!!!”
So after I got my sassy attitude on, it was just another day at my studio scratching the oil pastel plate…
and the whole drawing was like this;
Yup, there was no space to fit one last flower on the top… Thank God for Photoshop. I actually didn’t use this bee at the end, but still I think it’s a cute bee:)
Some other elements were done by ink. I can actually get fairly similar line quality by ink drawing, so technically I don’t have to use oil pastels… Well, l guess I have a polygamy relationship with oil pastel and ink haha.
Finally colouring them in Photoshop.
At this point, I felt like I was doing a flower arrangement!
Here are some close-ups.
So again, the final illo is this;
Put your sassy on, ladies!! Put your swag on, gentlemen!!