I knew I wanted to do a dandelion for this right away… I tried out several different kinds of backgrounds before getting to this one.
One of the designs from a Victorian furniture card set that I did for a friend. I liked the idea of an antique chair in front of a more contemporary background. I got the chair outline from a Dover book.
I worked on this long after the week for Instinct had passed. It came out differently than when I had thought of it. The text behind the birds came from an old ‘Mechanics of Flight’ book that is now out of print.