“Victorian House 101″ Mixed-Media Piece for Somerset Studio

This was my first submission to get published in Somerset Studio.  I lost count of how many rejections came before this. A LOT.  If you’re submitting artwork to a publication these days, be patient and keep on trying!

The lid comes off and the insert pulls out.  There are three panels decorated with a different Victorian houses on both sides. Each house features a specific architectural detail specific to Victorian houses, and the date they came into fashion.

The gingerbread panel features a tab that lifts up to reveal another house.  The architecture is highlighted on these prints with Prismacolor pencils.

Oh, how I love big front porches!

Also in the box are these little “extras”.  One is a tag featuring a labeled illustration- “Victorian House School”. The other is a small envelope, with another house picture, and a description of how elaborately decorated Victorian houses were.

Another architectural detail on the back of the tag…

I hope you enjoyed taking a closer look!