This poster started with drawing a minimalized bird. On a walk, I came across a Cardinal sitting atop a tree, stretching its wings with the sun flaring behind it. The moment felt dramatic and I wanted to draw something to remember it.
It started as just a minimal shape over coffee, into a poster design. I started iterating some different ways to bring the bird to life. Mixing harsh blacks with wispy ballpoint pen lines; its a style I've only used for this piece. Probably worth revisiting for a short series.