Sunday, June 28, 2009
Fake Etchings Co.
While taking part in an internship at 826 Valencia in San Francisco, I got to do heaps of drawing (among 500 other cool things). This website was created as part of a fundraising campaign to save the 826 volunteers from extinction. The original plan for the banner was to use copyright free 18th C. etchings of extinct animals, but since we couldn't find any that were appropriate, I drew them instead. It was quite a challenge to create the effect of etching using a black fine liner, but I think it was pretty successful. My favourite bits are the bottom of the dodo's neck, and the hip of the Tasmanian Tiger.