I have a major illustrator crush on Amy Ruppel. Yesterday, I posted about the Dunny Series 2009 and she’s one of the designer. Her dunny is probably my favorite out of the bunch. She was also the illustrator behind Target’s awesome Holiday Campaign in 2007. Now you’ll go “Aha! I remember that!”
She has these cool painting/illustration of state animals and state birds up for purchase at her website. I think these are so, so cool. I really like the fact that this is mix media. She mentioned on her website that her main medium is computer illustrated drawings printed onto paper that is then layered into beeswax. On these state animal & bird paintings, I think she also did oils on wood along with the paper & wax. So amazing!!!
Can you guess what state animals are these?
TOP: Alaska, Virginia
MIDDLE: Maryland, Delaware
BOTTOM: Utah, Louisiana.
What about these lovely state birds?
TOP: Colorado, Hawaii
BOTTOM: Washington, Maryland
Those paintings would look so great hanging on someone’s wall. Love it.