It has been a while since I've been around these parts - actually, the last time I posted was the June desktop calendar... yeesh!
I hope y'all are having a lovely summer so far.
The July calendar, inspired by the summer sun, is a bit of a departure from my typical illustrations:
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few of my daily doodles during the month of June - I called them #doodleshapes, because I started with a solid shape of color, then transformed that shape into an object with just a few strokes of black pen. Because I have been so swamped with work, I didn't get a chance to explore a lot of doodle shapes, but I wanted to incorporate that idea into July's calendar.
Utilizing blocks of color, negative space and sparse line work, I was able to illustrate these bathing beauties. I have to say - I LOVED this challenge. Plus, it has been a while since I've focused on the human form and it was a nice change from my usual subject matter.
I like this one so much, I might turn it into a print - or a series of prints. What do you think?
To download the July calendar, you can click on the above image and save it to your computer, or you can also find it here. Please note that this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.
If you're reading this in the U.S., have a wonderful 4th of July holiday!