I submitted 10 minutes before the deadline! I regret that I didn’t have time to touch it up like I wanted to in Photoshop. Those little mistakes I couldn’t brush away are eating away at me…but as far as the general composition and color, I’m happy with it. The women figures are all right too.
Since the winning drawing is going on a Strand Bookstore tote bag, I incorporated the Strand colors and logo shape in my circus-themed decoration. I enjoyed researching vintage circus posters to get inspiration on the costuming. All-time best book for looking at posters is this one.
You can check out all the cool submissions at The New Yorker here (click on Gallery). Almost 600 entries! Many, many wonderful drawings. The New Yorker picks the winners on February 7th.
is titled Circus Strand: The Greatest Books on Earth!