On Gratitude | Hour Detroit Magazine

I was contacted by Nicole Lazarus and Jenni Choi to do a piece about “gratitude and figuring out what holds us back.” So I drew up some sketches and came up with the idea of trying to put a positive spin on things by shining a light on the good things in your life while trying to ignore the negative. It was a great excuse to go bonkers with detail and draw various birds, bugs and big blooming flowers! I do love that the main title ended up being Thank-you for my Horrible Life.

“On Gratitude - and Figuring Out What Holds Us Back” | Hour Detroit Magazine | by Jacqui Oakley Illustration

“On Gratitude - and Figuring Out What Holds Us Back” | Hour Detroit Magazine | Process Sketch | by Jacqui Oakley Illustration

“On Gratitude - and Figuring Out What Holds Us Back” | Hour Detroit Magazine | by Jacqui Oakley Illustration“On Gratitude - and Figuring Out What Holds Us Back” | Hour Detroit Magazine | Ink Process | by Jacqui Oakley Illustration

“On Gratitude - and Figuring Out What Holds Us Back” | Hour Detroit Magazine | by Jacqui Oakley Illustration

 

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Category: Editorial
Client: Hour Detroit Magazine