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Night Rider

About this Poster

I've been drawing since I was a kid, illustrating "adorably cute" creatures and scenes. I have always been fascinated with deep sea creatures, and this poster took my knack for cuteness to another level. I turned the anglerfish, often quite threatening in appearance, into just a regular dude on his merry way in the deep, dark sea.

Size
18.0″ x 24.0
Paper
French Paper, Construction, Nightshift Blue
Color
3-color screen print

Meet Rosie Alyea

Location
Seattle, Washington USA
About

I moved to Seattle straight after college, saved four pay checks to buy a bike, shipped it, assembled it, and have been earning my thighs of steel on Seattle's hills ever since. I love to draw and am fascinated by patterns. My comfort place is drawing and creating alphabets and whimsical illustrations. It's been a fun ride so far, and I'd love to eventually open my own paper studio to share cute and fun creations with the world!

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Back Story

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One
Rolling In The Deep

In the beginning, I was going to have a deep sea diver on the bike, but I thought it would be much more fun to make a fish traveling instead. I then mapped details in a second round of sketches. Finally I created a third drawing in pen that incorporates all of the details into the objects and imagery. I lost count of the amount of trace paper I used!

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Two
Her Name Was Lola

I've been riding a bike since I was a kid. I've lived a lot of places, but I've always been sure to buy or rent a bike during my stay. My favorite was a blue beach cruiser in Salt Lake City named Lola. It's so interesting to ride in a foreign place, discovering local routes and riders. I commute by bicycle nearly every day now, and I take that time to think and plan my day. Some people get inspired in the shower, I definitely find inspiration on my bike!

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Three
Up The Hill, Underwater

I felt a connection to this little fish, as Seattle is often a dark and wet place. Maybe subconsciously I was drawing a self-portrait, biking over hills in the cold and rain. There's a very fun and personal aspect to this poster that can't be denied.