Hi friends! I’m having so much fun illustrating for a whole lot of new clients lately. One of which is The Boston Globe who commissioned me to do a small editorial piece for a story called “Life was rosy in Salem’s Pink Castle.” The article was about a home built by hand by a couple college kids in the 50s. They started off making the house pink stucco and over the years changed it to brick. But it’s still a funky house in their neighborhood.
I thought it’d be fun to take the idea of a house that stands out and draw it as the original pink. As the title suggested, I made it a castle and placed it next to two normal looking houses. Then I decided to keep going with that pink to really make it pop off the page. Kind of fun! Here’s the final illustration:
And the sketches leading up to it:
Thanks to art director Jane Martin for the work!