The last 2 weeks I've been so absorbed in my entry to
the #globaltalent search. We had to design a 5x7"journal
cover with the theme vintage playground and the word
journal in there. The winner gets 2 years representation
by the amazing Lilla Rogers and a whole slew of licensing
deals. It's stiff competition, I've seen lots of the entry's and
there is some really amazing work out there. I don't know how
many entrants but it could be thousands.. I would drop dead with joy
if I won, but right now I'd be blown over by just making the
the first cut which is the top 50 pieces. It's a long shot but if
you don't try you can't win...
I played with a few versions before I landed with the chalkboard
version which I submitted..
I started with pencil sketches, I knew I wanted to paint the icons
goauche and play with them in photoshop. I began designing a scene
but I just wasn't happy with it, It felt fussy and somewhat off.
especially as I added more icons.
Looking back now, I could have stopped here on the
scenic one but I was set on having the moms on the bench
in there and it just didn't work well with this layout.
I put this little sketch on the submission page. I remember my son doing this!
I'm looking forward to August 1st when we see the final 50!