Wisconsin Storytime: Farming and Agriculture

WisconsinI got to do a piece for this lovely project called Wisconsin Storytime, a loving homage to Wisconsin put together by designers Josh Cox and Doua Vue. My subject was Farming and Agriculture, and when I signed up my concept for the piece was completely different than when I finally got around to drawing it! I guess that shows how much my work is evolving.

I absolutely knew I wanted to draw a cow no matter what, though - I adore them and they are everything Wisconsin to me. After I got her nailed down, I started drawing food and piecing things together to find the shape. Honestly, it was all a bit generic looking until my bud Chelsey pointed me to vintage produce ads, which became my color inspiration. Then I fell back in love with the illustration and I'm very happy with how it came out. It will serve as a reminder to me not to ignore my neutrals!

Prints are available at my INPRNT store for those so motivated!

And be sure to check out the other cool stuff in Wisconsin Storytime!