Tee shirt designs for Mumford & Sons’ tee design contest! I ended up making four designs, but realized when I tried to upload them all that you can only submit one! Kiiiind of a bummer, but oh well.
The very top one was the one I ended up submitting.
Aaaah, there’s sort of a story behind him?
He’s a character of my own who originated from a concept I thought was cool. I wanted to make a river spirit character based on a red river hog, and the character’s appearance eventually evolved in a way where he came to represent some sort of “wounded” (probably a polluted) river. I still haven’t worked out all the bits of his backstory or personality or how long he’s existed or how he came into existence (etc. etc.), but that’s the basic premise behind him! I might look to some myths for inspiration later on while I’m working it out.
Thank you so much!! c:
"Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities
no doubt have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with
your old nonsense.
This day is all that is
good and fair.
It is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
I keep forgetting to post this! This was a commission for tumblr user clerical-error that I finished around November of last year. This beautiful line was her senior quote in high school, and going into her senior year of college she wanted to have a piece centered around it (which I think is a really, really great idea).
Painting 3 of 4 in a series I decided to center around this astronaut dude! The prompt for this one was “turbulence.”