This one was named by a friend who sat next to me in class while I was building this in Adobe Illustrator. Yes, this is student work, the only one I still cling to in my portfolio, because I honestly still like it enough to do so.
It was my second use of Adobe Illustrator ever, though I’d been toying with the pen tool in Photoshop for years. During an internship at The Boston Herald, one of the page designers learned that I knew how to use it and I spent weeks doing all her image-clipping work for her, which at the time I honestly didn’t mind, and it gave me lots of vector practice.
Some of my fellow illustrators shake their heads at me in concern for my mental health when I say the pen tool is an easy thing to use. I stare right back in disbelief. These are the same people who know the right way to mix oils, solvents, pigments and varnishes with bits of hair attached to sticks and produce a work of art from it. Vectors are much simpler.