Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Life is a Quest

I did this illustration for Buddhadharma magazine, art directed by Seth Levinson. The article was about finding ones way among many options. Sometimes a metaphor, like this signpost, seems inanimate and I want to add some life to it. I often add birds. They add color too. It's an apt choice in this case, because birds are migratory, and have an admirable sense of direction. The last thing I added was the blue drop shadows, to give it a suggestion of sunshine.

1 comment:

  1. Works like a charm! I especially love the red bird, for some reason. I believe I know exactly how he is feeling. The drop shadow is genius. I wouldn't have thought of it, but it adds a lot.