Wintry Michigan

Wintry Michigan - student project

Winter is coming Michigan!

This design has been in my back pocket for a while, so I thought that this would be the perfect project to finally paint it. Representing my home state of Michigan is a mitten for the lower peninsula, and a scarf for the U.P.

Wintry Michigan - image 1 - student project

Lettering is a weak point for me, so glitter was used to fill out the area instead of writing something. I really like the effect!

 Wintry Michigan - image 2 - student project

I didn't have any wood slices on hand, so instead used a wooden disc that came in a DIY banner kit. After priming it with Clear Gesso, I used Acryl Gouache paints for the background, Liquitex Soft Body acrylic for the state, and a watercolor pencil for shadow.

Now I have a lovely ornament to add to my Christmas tree!

Wintry Michigan - image 3 - student project

Elena Maria

Graphic Artist