The Art Deco of Sunset is a collection of illustration exercises that I do in Adobe Illustrator. I originally did small exercises before an SFXO work night to get me in the mood. Unlike the rest of SFXO which is minimal and conservative, these exercises were bright and have a fun pastel color palette. Our Instagram received more likes and comments than just about anything we ever posted.
Since starting with zoomed detail illustrations, I moved towards larger facades and have gotten a good handle on working with the thick line style.
Now I'm thinking of illustrating 25 of these and having a gallery show.
Because I've never had a gallery show, I have lots of questions for my painter and illustrator friends apart of our community. Next Monday I'm going to meet with Emily Fromm to pick her brain to see what I'm getting into and ask the following questions -
How many pieces should I have for a show given my content and medium - digital art?
What are fair prices for prints?
What are "must-have" items for a gallery show? What are "nice-to-have" items for a gallery show?
What are the benefits of partnering with a gallery versus a cafe, store, or bar with a gallery space?
How far in advance should I book?
My other friends, Alphonzo Solorzano who runs The Little Lodge and Orlie Kapitulnik who has sold pieces with Rare Device and 3 Fish Studios, will also both be great resources.
Check SFXO's Instagram for my latest work and see the whole body of work at taylay.co/the-art-deco-of-sunset