Print's Hand Drawn Illustration Competition Finalists, Set #12

Blue Bone by Daniel Gonzalez Sardi (Alhambra, CA)

Materials used: Acrylic, Guache, Ink, Old Map, Napkin in Digital
Artist’s statement:

“Blue Bone” was made for a series of images about domestic & wild animals in the city Alhambra. I used paint and collaged elements to create a composition incorporating the passage of time and light. Using unorthodox light is one of my favorite goals to accomplish in an illustration.


Sinaloa by Javier Ramirez (Pasadena, CA)

Materials used: Ink, Found Materials, Photoshop
Artist’s statement (submitted by David Tillinghast, Ramirez’s teacher at Art Center College of Design):

Javier is particularly concerned with how Latino cultural identities mutate during assimilation into American culture, and how they struggle to retain authenicity while becoming simultaneously becoming reinvigorated.


S.O.S, A Charitable Pilsner by Jay Connaughton and Luis Cintron (Covington, LA)

Materials used: Hand drawn illustrations vectorized and assembled using the Wacom Tablet in Illustrator CS4.
Artist’s statement:

This piece was created immediately following the oil spill disaster for our client, the Abita Brewing Company. The 22-ounce bottle bears images that were hand drawn to capture the many unique aspects of the Gulf of Mexico arranged in the the timeless distress symbol pattern. S-O-S is a message in a bottle sent to the 46 states where Abita is sold. Seventy-five cents from every bottle is donated to the SOS Charitable Fund. To date, the product has raised over $275,000 to help Save Our Shore.