URJ Camp Newman Spring Camp 2017 shirt

Ahh, spring! This one was easy – I have always loved the loose brush style of Ted Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, and pitched the idea of a Lorax themed shirt. The environmental message, saving the trees during a time when we celebrate the renewal of the planet after winter… it was an immediate GO!

I did a few quick sketches, pulled out the brushes and did this very quickly on paper with india ink and a #1 and #3 sable brush to try and capture the spontaneity of the drawings.

I made some minor corrections with white paint and then a few more in photoshop, before coloring the shirt.

But I felt it was missing a little “punch”, and decided to add a white paint layer. The bright, almost garish colors were perfect for the subject matter.