Bonsai Barber: A Little Off the Top

“Bonsai Barber: A little Off the Top” was a commissioned piece completed in the March of 2021. The only parameters were the piece needed to include the number “212” and the color “green”.

Initial concept drawing.

Below are some process / progress shots beginning with ideation through rough sketches on newsprint.
Next, refined drawings on tracing paper, that is then transferred on the various papers I cut up to form the characters. Last comes the background and finishing details.