Viking Postcard – Part 1
I’ve been trying to step away from my code-based life and have some fun with illustration. To be honest, I’m horrible at it, but still find it damn fun. I designed a set of three postcards based on a simple viking illustration. I made him two colors, using an overlay to make it look like three. Here’s my computer mock-up with a bottle of Dead Guy Whiskey from Rogue, which I’ll be drinking for all three projects.
I used a standard oil based ink and diluted it a bit with solvent to make it less opaque. I printed the lighter color first so it wouldn’t get lost if the blue was too heavy.
He turned out great, with the overlay producing a nice green tint. I had to push the design up on the page to get a good registration on my tiny press, but all in all, that’s one fine looking viking.
Up next: The Hiking Viking!