2017 Library Card! Let’s "Build a Better World!"

Once again, I’ve been tasked with creating another fun-filled library card for the fine folks at the Union County Library (see past cards here)! This time, the simple theme given me was “build a better world,” and, with that, off I went! Click each image below to enlarge!

Below five images: I submitted these pencilled rough designs, all hinged on the “build a better world” motif! The trick, as always, was to get the scene to be clear and powerful enough to “broadcast” from a tiny library card!


2017 Library Card! Let's "Build a Better World!"
2017 Library Card! Let's "Build a Better World!"

2017 Library Card! Let's "Build a Better World!"
2017 Library Card! Let's "Build a Better World!"

Below: The “puzzle-piece world” idea won out! Here are the final pencils, worked up from the rough sketch!
2017 Library Card! Let's "Build a Better World!"

Below: The final inked drawing….
2017 Library Card! Let's "Build a Better World!"
Below: The final colors, with text and graphic elements added!

2017 Library Card! Let's "Build a Better World!"

Below: The artwork used for the actual library card and key-fob!

2017 Library Card! Let's "Build a Better World!"
Below: It’s me, a proud papa, posing with the newly-minted cards!
2017 Library Card! Let's "Build a Better World!"

See full post here: Al Bigley Illustration-The Blog!2017-09-12.