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Crest Commission.

Alongside my latest commissioned piece, I was also asked to produce another based on a family crest for a gentleman's birthday. The customer wanted me to take the crest, and use the traditional aspects with a more overall abstract and contemporary feel. The desired colours were majority blues/teals, with small amounts of golds or burnt oranges.With my recent love for the geometric aesthetic, I thought this crest would work really well due to its array of shapes.I started by sketching out the crest with nib and ink, and then tracing my own drawing with a more definite line. With the crest now complete, I was able to experiment with its form.I wanted to compliment the crest by balancing it out...

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