IF (Illustration Friday) 4/11/14 the topic was Zodiac. For this topic I utilized some creations I had made over the last couple years. I have always had a fascination with the esoteric, and astrology so I decided to at first do my own symbol, which then led on to a continuation of the series of all twelve. For each symbol I wanted it to retain the original glyphs shape, and incorporate the animal/creature assigned to it into that said shape. As I continued the series some became more complex than others, while the simplistic nature of some of them were a challenge to make more detailed. All the Zodiac designs were created in Illustrator as vectors, then transferred into illustrator where I used a gradient to fill them. In the collective, I simply took those graphic designs and implemented them onto a spacey background which I hand painted digitally, then tweaked here and there. It's simple and effective, and I finished it early which is rare. I will include the original designs in their full scale size so that the detail can be appreciated as I worked very long and hard on them.
Each individual sign is available currently on my etsy store here: Zodiac