Monday, January 18, 2010

a wedding gift

"two hearts overlapping"

so i had wanted to post this drawing for a couple months now, but have had to wait for very good reason. when i found out my sister had gotten engaged i wanted to make her & my future brother-in-law a drawing for a wedding gift. i had tinkered on some sketches during downtime at work and came up with this idea. now, the rabbit's are an old icon i used in a lot of drawings a few years back, and i was happy to use them again: endearing, lovable, and cute. i probably anthropomorphize them for varying reasons, and became set on using them as representatives for Heather & Steve. now i've also used heart's in my work quite a bit, too, but in a slightly different way...they were usually upside-down. so it was nice to actually use them "correctly" in this case to emphasize the obvious emotions for this piece, which is all about love.

the heart's overlap and embrace, creating affection - XOX - a hug & a kiss. the symbol beams breaking clouds. it's simple, because that's all there is to it.

as someone who creates some fairly narcissistic work (although i do like to think it's humbly narcissistic) it was a nice break to create something for other reasons outside my own thoughts. i was quite happy with the way it turned out. it'll be interesting to see it now over the years when i visit them.

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