I’ve drawn my forever friends many times throughout the years. These days, we’re in different cities, and countries, even. I wanted to make a place we can take and keep with us.
Though this was supposed to be a happy place, it sort of turned out ominous and foreboding. I didn’t even get in all the drawings of them/us I planned to use. I got distracted with the clouds, and confused with detailing the frames.
My friends framed in this context reminds me more of the old woman’s house in Great Expectations than a nostalgia token we can keep in our hearts while moving forward. I still like it, it just turned into something else.
I printed it on stickers two ways, so I can slap them up symmetrically.
Here’s a video of the process. You can see some of the other drawings I planned to use before I got lost in the clouds:
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