About Creatures & Ives
Starting April 1st, I will be attempting to create a Creatures & Ives image every day for 91 days (a quarter if you will). It was a goal that began in my office here at Snagajob. We would each create something, anything, for 91 days and then at the end of the 3 months have a showing of our work.
After considering several options I decided to go with this. I came up with it after looking at a tattered Currier & Ives book we had sitting in a give away pile. As I thumbed through the pages I noticed that many of the drawings had scenes and characters that were extremely active; ice skating, sled races, fire fighting, hunting, etc. The sledding scenes looked as though they were running from something rather than racing. I did a quick proof of concept (see below) to see if it was viable.
It wasn't too hard - my kids thought it was funny - and I was out of other ideas. So now the question is, can it be sustained? I've found dozens of hi-res C&I images online and many more that are medium-res (not sure if those will fly). I'll get as far as I can before I crank up the scanner and go book hunting.
So for what it's worth I hope you enjoy these. Even more so, I hope I make it 91 days.
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