Krissy Callahan’s Tiny Dwellings…
I couldn’t love this challenge more! Tiny dwellings are a small obsession of mine. They are my go-to doodle; my note books are full of tiny, boxy houses. I even have a tiny house design I screenprint in my studio, which was one of my inspirations for this submission. I’ve always wanted to finesse the look and make these houses into a row structure inspired by summer, city living with a bright palate on a tiny scale. Using my hand illustrations and Adobe Illustrator, I created my Block Party design. (And with the weather being such a champ these last few days here in Chicago, I feel a tiny block party coming on any minute!)
Inspired by this lovely weather (I am talking sunburns, people!) I created my other submission, Shoeville. When I thought, tiny dwelling, I wanted to go small, like super small, like Honey I Shrunk the Kids small. So I created this sibling team, Elliot and Elizabeth, who live in their humble, high-top abode and befriend their neighbors the ant, bee, ladybug and snail. When E & E aren’t busy entertaining critters outside, they keep themselves occupied remodeling the kitchen (it’s a little outdated) and with their booming shadow puppet business.
I hope you enjoy Block Party and Shoeville! And thanks, TPB! This was such a fun challenge.