To mark this second day of May I give you ‘A couple and a couple of…’
I just completed a stipple illustration of this married couple.
‘O month when they who love must love and wed.’
-Helen Hunt Jackson
May also hosts special celebratory days. Here are a couple of humorous illustration stories about two special days…
Cinco de Mayo
I worked for a very long summer on concept illustrations for a Tequila start up.
The client never launched the business and I was left with lots of drawings about tequila, but alas no spirits.
I’m sure we are all preparing to honor and thank our mothers this Mother’s Day…
This Iris was a self-promotional piece I executed in black and white, printed as an overlay, and mounted over a colored pencil and watercolor background on board. Irises were prolific in my mother’s garden. I presented the framed illustration to my mother who has the very generous habit of re-gifting back to the giver. So, I have no irises in my current garden but my own funny reminder of my amazing mother.
‘Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.’
(Special Thanks to Rosemarie Sonye Sprouls, writer for this post.)