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9/11 2016 WIP



Annual 9/11 WIP. Using flower symbolism this year.

I have two routes I may use:

Traditional watercolor/marker with gold based ink - risks more errors during a 2x emotional period but will achieve the "gold" foil look I'd like naturally.

Digital>Traditional>Digital - I always print out the blue digital sketch and go over it with pencil to give it more 'life' and then return to digital to color. It limits errors, but will require the use of foil textures that may not look as natural.

I always get so indecisive at this step. Every year I must go back and forth. I even have the desire to ink by nib, but I'm going to need a lightbox to transfer the image to bristol. The flowers are going to kill me. I've never been good at them.

Also, while you're here, there is a CALL TO ARTISTS to submit to the 9/11 Tribute Book project I am running. If you'd like to submit a piece, please check out my journal here:

  9/11 Tribute Book - CALL TO ARTISTSSpreading the word to all my artist friends:
Something that was tried to do a couple of years ago is create a 9/11 Tribute Art book compiled of various submissions from other artists. Unfortunately, we didn’t get an overabundance of submissions.
Well...yesterday I was reminded that it will be 15 years and to keep my mind occupied and focused, I thought I would try again. While it is short notice, the book will be submitted online and should not take long to put together (yay for being a Graphic Designer). 
You do not have to be from the US or have been directly affected by 9/11...but if should you wish to pay you respects and submit, I think it would be a lovely project to finally be able to complete. I aim to not only donate any funds made to the 9/11 memorial, but also submit this book to the National 9/11 Museum.
Any media, art style is welcomed. If you are interested in creating a piece or submitting a already completed piece, please visit the following link:
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You go with your bad self!