Here is a version without the text. This donkey-ear concept was of course inspired by Pinocchio‘s trip to Pleasure Island with Lampwick.
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I wasn’t sure how I felt about the contrast between the pink and the dark blue so I reduced the palette to a simpler monochromatic light blue and dark blue. Above is the two-color version with separations below.
Fused the ears to the head a bit more, added the hairshirt texture to the background, not sure if this is finished yet, designing it for a three-color screen print.
In-progress, looking a bit like a baseball card. It’s a rebus, a pictogram. Not sure if this is too strong of a statement. The likeness seemed to fade a bit when the donkey ears were added. The hairshirt is to suggest some humility, sympathy.
Above is the final Cyclestache illustration. The background bicycles looked like they were going to be too busy so I changed the pattern to wheels with curls of hair suggesting wings, flying wheels. The first session in the print studio went well. I printed the yellow background and the pink skin color. The next session [...]
Above is the cycle-stache illustration with the completed wheel/mustache. Still need to finish the background bicycles, floating wheels for now. May add some additional line work here and there. Didn’t get to print this week but hopefully can get the first two colors printed this weekend, then finish up on Monday.