A few months ago I came up with the idea for this calendar project that I kept in secret until it’s recent completion. I picked eleven of my friends for this. None of them knew what I was doing and most of them had no idea I was working on anything involving their likeness. I chose my closest friends and friends whose photos I could work with. I tried to pick the most lovely lady born in each month, and the flowers that matched their personalities.
Meet Jessie, representing flowering May. Crafty, artsy, and nature loving, her flowers are feminine sweet smelling pink tulips and wild growing lily of the valley, which is also the birth flower of May.
Ink on paper hand drawing, scanned and colored in Photoshop. Actual flower photographs are used for flower textures.