December 3, 2010

Rafflesia Factoid

I recently finished the artwork below for Richard Solomon's "Factoid" poster project.

My illustrated fact concerned the Rafflesia, the world's largest flower.  Found in and around Malaysia, the flower gives off an unusual odor - hence its nickname the "meat flower."

The assignment was for black and white, but I originally envisioned this as a color piece as some of my submitted sketches show.  This project was a lot of fun from the very start.