Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Strathmore illustration contest

The Strathmore paper Company recently had an illustration contest entitled "how do you see green?" They asked for artists to submit original artwork representing their own unique version of green using dry media and strathmore paper. Because the competition was for artists paper I decided to illustrate the artist's hand drawing and the greenery coming to life as it was being drawn. My message was that if we as artists do our part in using recyclable materials and paper to create our artwork, we will in turn be helping our resources to flourish. My illustration didn't come out exactly how I wanted it to, but due to the deadline I had to settle for what I had done. I'm not really sure if I will get to be one of the finalists for the competition but I did want to share the piece that I had created. I also superimposed the image onto the strathmore sketch pad to show how I had envisioned the image to appear on the cover. Like I said, it may not happen but one can dream right?