Hand lettering illustration of my horse Roy.

This illustration was growing over more than two years, as you can see in my blog. First there was just the horse-figure. Later I added the typographic background. With the last revision I changed the flower shapes and I found the perfect color palette.
I had this vision of building shapes only with typography for long time. The most difficult thing in this image was to find the balance between a vivid horse shape and the readability of the name “Roy”. The typography-background is composed of words that describe the place where Roy lived at this time: “Wienerwald” means “Vienna Woods”, “Weide” means “Meadow”, “Wiese, Gras” means “hayfield and grass”, there was also a sea (“See”), morass (“Sumpf”) and the grass was full of flowers (“Blumenwiese”).

Illubelle - Julia Kerschbaumer - Roy