Ink on paper with digital color
Approx 10 7/8 x 13 inches
This is the winning tshirt design I submitted for a shirt design contest/call put on by Cacao Atlanta, my friendly neighborhood chocolatier. If you are interested and duly inclined to buy a shirt, they have shirts for sale on their website's shop.
Oh, and I CRUSHED my competition apparently \m/\m/
For this design, I tried to combine the chocolate plant, the various herbs and spices Cacao uses in their truffles (rosemary, echinacea, cardamom, and honey to name only a fraction), and some of the actual shop interior design (the origami hearts and baroque elements). Successfully completing this design entailed seeking out a quality, cheaply-priced volume on French Baroque design from those lovely folks at Dover Publications, and find one I did!
I also tried to reference Marcel Duchamp's "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even" by including the chocolate grinder at the bottom center...
I'm pretty dang pleased with it, but my only regret is not paying close enough attention to the rules, which specified only one color could be used (see the original, full-color version). Had I the wherewithal to fully pay attention to the rules, I would have incorporated more hatching to break up all the line work. Oh well. They loved it anyhow!
Maybe I can do some more hatching and re-submit if they ever print another run???