So here's Wednesday night's project. It's patterned after old stamp designs and based on a quote by the erudite early 20th century author G. K. Chesterton, who, himself an artist, often challenged or put into an unusual light some of the philosophies that artists hold dear. He wrote: "Art is limitation. The essence of every picture is the frame. If you want to draw a giraffe, you must draw him with a long neck. If, in your bold creative way, you hold yourself free to draw a giraffe with a short neck, what you really find is that you are not free to draw a giraffe." 100% freehand, as evidenced by wobbly lines.
over 1 year ago
That's beautiful work @Joseph Alessio! You're making the rest of us look like amateurs.
Thanks @Nikita! I'm just as (or more) amateur as anyone here but working toward making a living doing what I enjoy!
Really nice Joseph !!! Wow !!
Thanks @Francis, I'm a big fan of your typography work!
Glad you like it @Hossein, you've got some great logos in your folio.
Does anyone have any thoughts on the quote? I thought it was a very interesting (and unusual) take on the idea of freedom of expression.
Absolutely incredible. Best thing I've seen all week.
So great! The detail is exquisite...really, really fantastic :)
Wow thanks @Jeff! That's quite a compliment. And @Anna, for you to say that the detail is good is a huge compliment - you're the queen of detail!
This is super eye-catching and unique! I'm diggin it.
That giraffe is pimp. Such a great stamp feel. Love this.
Thanks @Kristen, @kirk!
Woah..bro! Nice work man! Rad.
Look great Joseph , go in vector!:)
Thanks @James, glad you like it! @JC Thanks! I should vector it, and clean up some of the mistakes =)
Giraffes are pretty fly.
Wow, this is just beautiful Joseph. The level of detail is incredible, I love it. Wonderful composition as well (especially the border and corner decoration)
Thanks @Claire, I really had fun with this one! Haha yeah @Matt, I like giraffes too! My mom tells me that the first time I saw one at a zoo, though, I burst out crying!
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