Art for a new friend (Honu)

Posted: May 16, 2012 in Art, etc.

Two good friends, M&D gave birth to baby Dylan about a week ago and I wanted to send over a little love in the form of a drawing.  After some deep thought and planning (approx. 27 seconds), I decided that I wanted to take a shot at a drawing that incorporated Dylan’s name, included my beloved theme of the Hibiscus and some of Dylan’s Hawaiian heritage and symbolism, which led me to the Honu.  If you want to learn more about the meaning and why I chose this for Dylan’s drawing, check it out

Having known M for the better part of 15 years and D for approx. a decade, I am very excited for Dylan and the life that she has out in front of her.    WELCOME BABY DYLAN, HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

I realize while I write that this whole post-creates an issue, in that, I have great friends that have had awesome kids in the past and in most cases I didn’t draw squat, so, if you read this and fall into that category, (1) sorry, I love your kids but its been a busy decade and (2) I am probably full of myself to think that you care. This is a new thing and hopefully something that I can keep up with.

I am going to show the final, two that got scrapped and one that shows where I almost stopped, but decided to tinker a bit more in pencil.

Final Honu sent to M&D for Dylan

This was where I originally thought about stopping the drawing…but decided (with some advice from my West-side banker/articstic director) a little more tinkering:

The point in the drawing where I almost called it done. Maybe I should have?

Two drafts that didn’t make the cut:

Lastly, this links to one of my favorite songs on the new Pennywise album and seems fitting for a post about friends and their families.

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