Kerouac Quote

My quote is "The only people for me are the mad ones" I used my knowledge of Kerouac's book On The Road to collect relevant imagery to go along with my letters. Some of the words I thought of were:

Cigarettes, birds, books, hitchhiking, railroad, train, poems, night vrs day, map, music and booze. 

I came up with the idea of using the railroad and booze as my decorative elements. On the top right hand corner is a "yellow roman candle" as best I could draw it. This is a refernce of the rest of the quote which is left out from my drawing. 

The full quote is “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” 

I don't have my thumbnails scanned, but here you can see final inked drawing and drawing with color added in Photoshop.

I had fun playing with colors and textures to best communicate the final product I had in mind. On my next hand lettering project I want to learn how to draw more ornate text. This was fun for a starting point!

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