Saturday, June 25, 2011
I recently presented this baby portrait to my friends Travis and Jessica to honor their firstborn son Cadence. This baby is exceptionally cute, and I had the distinct joy of watching him fall asleep in my arm. And I thought I didn't really like babies. Truly cute babies have a certain magic.
I have a new obsession with coats of arms, flags, and seals (not the animal.) The symmetry is satisfying, opportunities to incorporate drawn lettering is built in, and the limitations—provided by the structure, its traditions and meaning—are freeing. Another obsession within the crest designs is banners, which, albeit trendy, are super fun to draw and visually interesting and I love them.
Please feel welcome to hire me to draw your own portrait and/or crest and tell a friend!