Skateboard Robot Valentine
This art is hand drawn and inked in my sketchbook. It was then watercolored by Brooklyn artist Amanda Smith of SoCal design studio A. Smith and Co.
The Valentine art was for my younger daughter, who is crazy about robots, skateboards and pineapples... the trifecta. I went through quite a few sketches trying to get a fun balance. I think the final result is silly and very cute, just like her.
While the European folk traditions connected with Saint Valentine and St. Valentine's Day have become marginalized by the modern Anglo-American customs connecting the day with romantic love, there are some remaining associations connecting the saint with the advent of springWhile the custom of sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts originated in the UK, Valentine's Day still remains connected with various regional customs in England. In Norfolk, a character called 'Jack' Valentine knocks on the rear door of houses leaving sweets and presents for children. Although he was leaving treats, many children were scared of this mystical person.