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Snake Eyes by Beaux LaFontaine

Snake Eyes by Beaux LaFontaine
Snake Eyes by Beaux LaFontaine


Kärlek: Hi Beaux! Tell us a bit about yourself!

BL: My name is Beaux LaFontaine and I am a Visual Communications 3rd year. My passion is in illustration, story and world building, and character design. I started my art journey with my still favorite Micron pens, and now I work mostly in Procreate on the iPad. 

Kärlek: What was the inspiration behind your art?

BL:  I was inspired by two earlier works of mine of a snake surrounded by foliage and a ram’s skull. I always use eyes in my imagery to symbolize the unknown or the something that watches over all of the world. Because the Kärlek bag is recycled, I thought it fitting to draw a celebration of nature.


Kärlek: Love it! :-) So, which mediums did you use and what made you choose them?

BL: I used Micron pens sizes 003, 005, 1, and 3. It’s my favorite traditional medium and the one I’m most experienced with.


Kärlek: What did you enjoy most about using a Kärlek backpack as your canvas?

BL: I really enjoyed how nice the markers felt on the bag, smooth like butter. There was minimal bleed, and I didn’t have to go back over any lines.


Kärlek: Do you have any tips or thoughts to share about your experience?

BL: Definitely make sure you have space, it’s hard to draw on the bag of all you have is a tiny desk. Also, for the flap, lay it out on a table and put the rest of the bag behind it so you have a super flat surface to draw on. I would definitely do this again, possibly with Posca paint markers and do something super colorful!


You can see more of Beaux's work on her Instagram: @ofinkandbone