The Mouse

Above: a private commission of Kristy in a pin-up style. Created as a Christmas gift from her sweet hubby.

Happy 2015! 2014 was a great year that ended even better when a client purchased several of my Food Girls prints. Back in 2009 / 2010 when I did exhibitions and shows regularly with the series, I had some high quality giclee prints made but NONE sold no matter how hard I tried. So they sat in my portfolio case since then til recently when four of them found new homes. I guess good things do come to those who wait!

It didn’t end there as this client also commissioned me to create a poster-size illustration of his wife in my pin-up girl style. It was his Christmas gift to her and he wanted it to look like a vintage cigarette ad complete with her nickname, “The Mouse” (named for her petite stature.) For the background, he wanted muted blues and greys in a hotel room setting. I added a geometric pattern to the duvet and stars in the sky for visual interest. Detailed close-ups below.

Above: Details of the illustration. I had fun creating my first pin-up in years!

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