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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New mini from @_atlastofficial…


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This is my final semester at OSF. My brand is ATLAST and we exist to celebrate that we’re lost.

This graphic is inspired by the 80’s, motels and “beachy” vibes. I also gathered a lot of inspiration for this piece from American traditional tattoos and folk art.

This image to me is a representation of my ridiculous childlike fears that I’ve outgrown, my current fears that I’ll probably think are stupid 5 years from now and my future fears that are lurking waiting to come and bite me at the most unexpected of times.

I created this design using Gouache. This was my first time using gouache on wood and I found that it created a beautiful flatness on such a textured canvas. The problem with gouache is that it is a very unforgiving medium in terms of shading, for this I created depth in my image using strategic stippling.

I pressed this deck out of a Roarockit Mini kit using a pre-stained dark brown face veneer. I then shaped and sanded the deck until it was ready for a graphic.

Overall I really enjoyed playing with gouache on this mini. I especially value the contrast between the opacity of the gouache and the transparency of the stain. I will definitely be using gouache in the future!