I created this passport design for my late Spring 2019 trip to Ireland, Netherlands and Germany. I needed a drawstring bag so I designed to design something cute and commemorative for the trip. They say necessity is the father of invention, which is very true in this case because it got me out of my pop culture comfort zone to design for a different subject matter.
I wanted to create a monoline version of the symbol on US Passports, so I sketched on top of it, simplifying and elements by hand rather than trying to conceptualize and draw all at once with the pen tool. Sometimes you need to go back to the drawing board, or just start there!