17 July 2013
illustration friday: travel
The most memorable birthday coffee and cake ever on that Istanbul visit - a plate of honey-crumbly, crispy light pistachio baklava and a full force, proper coffee, in an aircon, tiled pastry shop on the newer side of the river amongst the office buildings.
That's the thing about exploring in a city like Istanbul - you can never say what will surprise you best.
I did this illustration a good few years ago, as a competition entry for a textile magazine. (Back then, I didn't think twice about including the printed bits, heh heh. Oops - copyright.)
I'm not sure it's really where I'm at these days, style-wise, but no matter. I'm much more into keeping it easy breezier. Progress!
Still. I thought it might be fun to give it some more mileage, see what happens. Open up the travel illustration possibilities in my work and all.