Here is the back side of my "Great Blue" banner. It's a painting of a great blue heron. There are lots of herons in the waters around Nanaimo - including downtown. So I think it fits the theme "Creative Cities."
I am showing the back first because the back side, which faced the mall, shows the colours as they will appear in daylight outside.
This banner is much smaller than my "Dee-licious" and "Dee-licious Too" banners. In fact it is a kid-sized banner - painted by an adult - me - because not enough schools painted banners this year..
I completed it in 2 days of really hard work - plus my design day. I think it looks pretty good - but a little too cartoonish. Mike says it looks electric (as in static)! Poor bird - with its feathers all poking out. They were supposed to be graceful! If I had more time I would do more creative things with the black outlining - to give it more of a Norval Morriseau look. It will be hung somewhere downtown by the end of June.
BTW, I am wearing my James Cook University hoodie .