Monday, June 11, 2012
So, my Grandma turned 99.
That...is a landmark number. I think anything past 90 is a landmark number, so she's hit 9 of them.
My parents asked me to make a card for her. I adore my Grandma - she always calls me her reincarnation, haha - since I apparently look exactly like how she did when she was younger. I wanted to fashion a card after Howl's Moving Castle, but I got too ambitious and it quickly spiraled out of control.
So, I took something similar and drew the character after my grandma's features, then gave her the biggest balloons I could think of: hot air balloons.
I'll be completely honest - this card was super hard to make. Not in the drawing, but arriving at the idea. I guess having a 20 minute limit works for me in a whole lotta ways, because it helps me to quickly make decisions. When I have too much time, it just ends up too messy.
I may do this one again, because it's not...the best. But I still like it, so I'm going to post it up for you all.
Here's the work in progress: