Tuesday, November 25, 2008
So here's the Mucha inspired design I was talking about. It's still in the works and it's sort of gotten through that stage in all my work where the finished work just looks horrible and I shouldn't continue. I've still got a lot to do, but it's been fun designing a piece like this.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
So here are the final design for the Christmas cards; there's 4 designs instead of 5 though I'm still going to work in the last Mucha-inspired design for myself since I'm really not sure how it'll turn out. They'll be printed in Bristol paper which is a fairly thick card stock at roughly 5.5" x 4.25" and they come with a cream envelope. 3 dollars a card of any design, $2.50 per a card for any order over 10 cards. Now to go back to some sketchy and maybe some more X-mas stuff.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Here's the second last illustration I'm working on for my Christmas cards. I really do hope I can make the last one turn out well. I ended up buying up a Mucha art book and I've got the rough layout for a piece inspired by his style though I don't have a pretty woman in it so that's kinda odd in a way. So back to the picture ... so what would Santa really do to a burglar? I'll just let every one's imagination think that one through, but on an interesting note: Santa is the richest (fictional) person according to Forbes. He's worth infinite money .....
Monday, November 10, 2008
Here's another rough for my collection of Christmas cards this year. I'm hoping to do about 4 different designs and have them finished by end of November at the latest. I might just stop at 3 different illustrations, but we'll see how it goes. I'm going to sell them yet again if anyone's interested: 3 dollars/ per card. They're roughly 5.5" x 4.25" on bristol paper (which is a fairly thick card stock) plus its own envelope. I'll have a price break at 10 cards so it's 25 dollars per 10 card and you still get to choose how many of each design you want or just all of one design.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Here are some of the process work for one of the Christmas card I'm working on. I'm hoping to 2-4 different design this year though with work it's a bit hard. I managed to completely finish this one today though it was relatively simple. I was inspired by the retro-style Wall-E posters done by illustrator Eric Tan. I'll get around to posting the finished one along with the other Christmas illustration when I'm finished them all. I hope to do an Alphonse Mucha inspired piece. I've been meaning to try to do something in the art nouveau style for awhile now and hopefully something fun and amazing turns out.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
It's odd how sketches eventually shape out. This originally started off as a really lose gesture/sketch of a fencer or at least that's how I shaped it. I try to keep with the fencer, but slowly didn't feel right and somehow turned into a football player. Hopefully with my new job, once I get into a groove, I can keep up doing a few illustrations a week.