Wellspring pt. III Final Piece

Wellspring pt. III Final Piece

Today was the deadline at uni for the Wellspring Charity work we’ve been doing these last couple of weeks, of which you can see some of my prepatory sketches and planning here and here. For the 1st time in a while I had finished my work quite some time before the deadline and I’m not sure that was to my advantage in the fact that I’m not 100% positive about it and could have used that extra time to make changes. Only problem is, I don’t know what I would want to change. Generally I’m happy enough with it, but there is something I cannot put my finger on. Ah well, perhaps it will come to me in the future when I look back at this piece (and it’s all too late to do anything about it).
My particular set brief from the Wellspring was to illustrate the term “Every day is different”. From which I took what happens each day? Which led to me think of events and circumstances planned and unplanned from various clubs and the like to the unexpected challenges of things such as aggressive people, language barriers, lack of funding, etc. Which after a lot of scheming and thinking, I imagined the Hindu deity Narasimha, who is the arm-ed deity who helps his followers in their time of need. From there, what seems a million ideas and drafts ago, led to the image below. That of a sun to represent the day, with a small tribute to Narasimha and his many helping hands in the shape of his Lion face and his hands acting as the rays of said sun. In his mane, you will find pattern work, subtly referring to some of the Wellsprings daily activities and handouts. The text below is hand rendered by myself, with inspiration taken initially from “Rosewood”, though I feel the end results are quite different. My initial plan was to have the text above the “north” pointing hand to suggest moving up, but it looked out of place so I settled with it at the bottom where it makes the most sense aesthetically.