If you follow my art, you should know I’m starting a new series of posters which will feature illustrations and possibly typographic elements. This new series is simply called Goodness. Its aim is to carry positive messages of hope, compassion, growth and love.
For the longest time I’ve restrained myself from creating graphic designs that wasn’t for clients (except on iPhone, which surprisingly is a great tool for photomanipulation). I didn’t find the practice appealing because I am not naturally drawn to vectors and shapes, the style in vogue nowadays. Although I admire other designers’ work and marvel at their talent, it just wasn’t something I wanted to do. As you probably noticed, I find solace in painting and illustration the most and I feel I can express myself best in these mediums, indifferently of my skills in graphic and web design.
I had a moment of clarity not so long ago and realized that I did not have to limit myself to what others did. If vectors bore me, why should I use them? Why shouldn’t I use instead my drawing skills? And so I decided to do what I really want to do; a series of spiritual, positive and motivational posters who hopefully will inspire some of you. I plan to distribute them as posters in 11×17′ or 18×12′ format and I’m currently looking at shipping options (ship me an email if you have any info on that, as I’m a bit intrigued by the insane prices I was given by UPS and CanadaPost – when the shipping costs twice the price of the poster, there’s a problem).
So here’s the first of the Goodness series, a lotus symbolizing purity and rebirth called… Rebirth (yep, give me extra points for originality!).