Finally finished (barring a few tweaks) the drawings of antique skeleton keys for a change of address card. One is pretty conventional, based on photographs of actual keys plus some period engravings. And one is … less conventional. It’s based on another old engraving– I think it was originally part of a bookplate. (That would be a great bookplate for someone named Keyes. Or Locke, I suppose.) The original bird was a barn owl, but for some reason I wanted to make it a screech owl, so I did.
I know which of these drawings is my favorite, and I also think I know which one the person changing their address is going to pick. It’s all good. With well chosen fonts and a clear, simple layout, either one should work.