I recently finished a commission for MOCSIE. They needed an image for their presentations. Initially they wanted the style to match their David logo. After some discussion and brainstorming they decided they wanted something with more symbolism to it. The woman doing the juggling is based on the style and looks of bell hooks. Each thing she is juggling has different significance to various tasks that need to be ‘kept up’.
I sketched and inked the image in Painter12. Then I moved over to Photoshop and converted the pixels to vector shapes. This allows the image to be scaled up to any size without looking pixelated. As always, the image seen here is a much lower resolution version.