Art Director: Alexis O'Banion
Category: Vector Illustration
Art of the Americas
Art of the Americas—Pre-Columbian Art from Mingei's Permanent Collection was an exhibition that ran from September 2017 to February 2018 at Mingei International Museum. The museum also participated in PST LA/LA, a collaborative effort of art institutions across southern California showcasing Latin American and Latino art. This exhibition showed objects that were handled for domestic and ritual use by people of Mexico, Central America, and South America.
To illustrate animals inspired by the objects in the Art of Americas exhibition at Mingei International Museum.
Choosing different vessels in the exhibition and sketching out the animals depicted per object. After the initial sketches, I scanned them into Photoshop to clean up the image and then placed it into Illustrator to start vectoring. From there I adjusted the line widths to amp up their personality and to fine-tune any details the vessels had for the illustration to be a close match. The animals were featured in a curriculum guide as well as coloring sheets the museum distributed during Free Tuesday.