The Art of Jaclyn Littman
This archive of rare early works paints an intimate portrait of the artist-turned-designer's childhood.
Vast improvements in manual dexterity led to a greater sense of form and ornament in 1991. The droplet motif is indicative of work in this period, as well as new textural treatments such as polka dots, zigzags, and plaid. Inspired by her suburban upbringing, Littman situates figures in outdoor settings, complete with shining suns and grassy knolls. Also, more developed styles of lettering emerge in text elements, like block and dot-to-dot lettering.
Proportion and perspective were major breakthroughs in Littman's 1994 artwork. There is a great sense of playfulness and humor in these pieces, such as The Dancing Raccoons and Waving Mermaid.
Littman began to study watercolor painting in 1997 at Renata's Art Studio. A strong sense of composition and layout emerges in these watercolor pieces, which required the methodological layering of washes of watercolor. She also ventured into simplistic icon design in her pamphlet cover for the Franklin Elementary School Fifth Grade Farewell.