That’s right, it’s never too early to plan your Halloween party!
Actually, I’ve finished some card concepts for a client this week. Working with a company that produces greeting cards means that there’s a generous lead time until that holiday comes around. It can feel a little weird working so far out of seasonal alignment. Here are a couple of fun illustrations that ultimately didn’t get used for this round of cards. Most don’t have any type treatment in place but I think you get the gist of it.
If you’re on the ol’ Instagram, “regram” this image and tag @eleanorgrosch with #giroeleanor and your t-shirt size for a chance to win our Giro d’Italia prize pack (consists of our new Giro art print series and our Aprés Velo t-shirt design). We’ll pick a winner on May 31st on the last day of the race. Tag your neighbors and friends!
Sometimes I like to think that I’m a bit of a metalhead. Then Eleanor makes fun of me for it and I realize how square I really am.
Lately, I’d been feeling the itch to try to do something a little bit different. Most all of my “professional art career” I’ve always been playing the role of working within someone else’s style. So I’ve been trying to make it a point to set aside time to do some personal work. Some self indulgent explorations if you will. So in a fit of feeling a little bit like a metalhead something kinda clicked.
To make a long story short, a friend of mine has thought that Mother Medusa was the most badass name for anything that ever was. It turns out to be the name of a hot rod in a modern day B movie that he had watched. I have yet to watch the film, but to me the name felt like something out of a neo-classical painting. For some reason I found myself thinking about it and a couple of visuals popped into my mind. After some image searching I found the proper paintings that I had been thinking of. Two very similar pieces by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, The Queen of Angels and Virgin with the Lily. Since both of these paintings are very religious I looked to the work of Becky Cloonan and Jeanne D’Angelo to help me “darken” it up a bit. I thought I was done with it and then Eleanor told me to put some flames on it. Now I’m just left struggling with how Medusa got pregnant in the first place.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s “Virgin with the Lily”.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s “Queen of Angels”
Promo art for the band “The Sword” by Becky Cloonan
“Medusa” by Jeanne D’Angelo
This is an oldie but was very much me this morning…
Last month we were running a bike jersey raffle on Instagram and then decided to offer the same raffle to people that visited us at the Philly Bike Expo.
I’d like to congratulate @bikesbikesbaby and Kevin Lau. They’ve both won their very own Sunflowers jersey. Thanks for taking part.
Remember, those of you not lucky enough to win, you can pick up your own jersey at www.justeleanor.com/shop
MORE FREE STUFF!!! We’re exhibiting at the Philly Bike Expo this weekend with sizing samples of our new jerseys. Yup, you’ll be able to order them on the spot! We’ll also be selling various art prints and giving away little trinkets. To get the word out we’re running another contest! “Regram” this image w/your size and the hashtag #justeleanorpbe and you’re entered for a chance at a free jersey! We’ll be picking the winner after the dust settles .
If you’re on Instagram, we’re running a contest to win a grab bag of FREE STUFF. If you “regram” this image with the hashtag #justeleanorlucky13 you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of thirteen bundles that include a t-shirt, magnets, pins, patches, and a scratch ‘n’ sniff pen. The winners will be chosen on October 31st so act now!
If you’re not on Instagram, don’t fret, you can still shop at our store and receive 15% off of your order by entering in the code “lucky13” at checkout. The coupon code is valid up until November 15th.
I know, kinda scary good, right?
We’re excited to bring you our L’Alpe d’Huez and Sunflower jersey designs inspired by our popular Tour de France prints. These premium jerseys are made to order in the USA at Voler Cycling Apparel‘s Grover Beach, CA (very green) factory. Available in men’s and women’s sizes these jerseys feature Genesis performance fabric, three rear pockets across the lower back, raglan sleeves, and a full length hidden zipper. Comfortable, breathable, and great looking! Since these jerseys are made to order please allow 7 days for production before they ship.
Place your order through Voler Cycling Apparel here.
Are you moving? Recently moved? Maybe you’re just finally ready to tell people where you live?
Well you’re in luck. You can purchase some of my newly designed moving announcement postcards available at Tiny Prints. Personalize them with your info and click to order. Pretty darn simple!
Get ready for the start of the Tour de France on July 5th. Just in time we’ve got our new Le Tournesol T-shirt design for sale at Apres Velo. The French translation for sunflower seems like an appropriate pun for the race leader’s maillot jaune. This latest design is a collage of this year’s tour where we’ll see riders traversing cobbled roads, picturesque vineyards, winding mountain climbs, and finally the Arc d’Triomphe in Paris. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.