Visual Vocabulary: Bivouac

"Old Chap Bivouacs, Enjoys Immensely"

OK, so I have to admit my illustration for this word didn't strictly stick to the definition. At all. According to some dictionaries, to bivouac specifically means to camp without cover. And in most cases, it is tied specifically to an army that is camping. My old chap here with his oriental rug, newspaper, wingback chair, ottoman, firepit, Hoover AND convenient tarp roofing may be a little more glamping than bivouacking.

Visual Vocabulary: bivouac illustration, Julie Rado Design

But a word as fancy as bivouac seems to require all of the finest comforts in life, wouldn't you agree? And don't ask me why he has a vacuum. It just seemed appropriate. Maybe he has OCD and the only way he can go camping is if his oriental rug stays clean. I bet they vacuum daily in expensive glamping sites. 

Tomorrow I'm going to post about the process I use for visual vocabularies, so check back if you're interested in how I work on these illustrations from start to finish. 


Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here.