More progress on the new HankiePankie edition; sketches for 2nd and 3rd designs: “Love Me Tender” and “Love Carefully”.
As you can see, “Love Me Tender” is inspired by a porcelain mermaid. This fine finned diva was one of two mermaids that graced the wall in my grandmother’s pink tile bathroom (paired with porcelain bubbles). I have no idea where the other ended up, but I just love this lady’s sweet face and she fits in perfectly with the TruLuv theme.
“Love Carefully” is inspired by the iconic Welcome to Vegas sign. The back of the sign reads “Drive Carefully, Come Back Soon” and in keeping with the theme, I’ve created my own version that reads “Love carefully for love flies so soon.” You can see more about brainstorming for this edition here, design #1 here and rough sketches here.