The Header Picture Project Featuring Perrin

INTRODUCING a new Brown Paper Bag project! Own a new mini print each month by a dif­fer­ent artist!

So, ever since I redesigned Brown Paper Bag, I knew I wanted the header image to be more than just a brown paper bag. There are so many amaz­ing artists and illus­tra­tors in the world (just spend some time look­ing in the archives) that I thought, “maybe some­one else could illus­trate an awe­some header!”

And thus, the Header Pic­ture Project was born. Every month, I’ll launch a new header image for the top of Brown Paper Bag by a dif­fer­ent artist/illustrator/designer. The best part about this? You can own a mini print of the image that’s featured!

So, with­out fur­ther ado, here’s the inau­gural illus­tra­tor for the Header Pic­ture Project, Perrin!

The print (pre­order it here):

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The header image for Brown Paper Bag:perrin_bpb_web (1)I asked her a few ques­tions about her­self and her work. To learn more, check out her web­site and other beau­ti­ful illustrations.

Name: Per­rin
Loca­tion: Prac­ti­cally in Lake Erie
Web­site: www.madebyperrin.com
What was your dream job when you were 7 years old? I wanted to do voice-overs for com­mer­cials.
Your pro­fes­sion now: Mover & Shaker; Picture-maker.
What’s your favorite thing to draw? Any­thing del­i­cate & tedious, maybe beau­ti­ful, but prob­a­bly weird.
What was the inspi­ra­tion for this piece? I was given the blog’s name­sake as a jump­ing off point and wanted to cre­ate a mys­te­ri­ous and nar­ra­tive piece.  I had been look­ing at a lot of vin­tage pho­tos from the 40s and was really attracted to the fash­ions, col­ors, and styling. I knew I wanted to make some­thing in that world.
Who is the guy with the bag on his head? Thats the mys­te­ri­ous part! I really hope to give the viewer room to inter­pret him how­ever the story plays out in their minds. (p.s. if any view­ers want to sub­mit the answer to this ques­tion I would be keen to know what they come up with!)
How did you cre­ate your illus­tra­tion? Was this any dif­fer­ent from your reg­u­lar process? I worked dig­i­tally on a Wacom tablet in ye old Pho­to­shoppe. I built every­thing up in full color before desat­u­rat­ing all the col­ors in the end to mimic the appear­ance of an old pho­to­graph. I left a lit­tle bit of my sketch layer show­ing through to soften things.
and finally: Who is Blanche DuBun? Enlighten those that don’t know: WELL, she is my muse, side­kick, and furry pal. She is my pet rab­bit; a real funny bunny.

 
 
 

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