Well the title of this post is two fold. The first is truly a serious question. I do…randomly…send Christmas cards that is. Some years I do, others I don’t. This year I was struck with inspiration so these illustrations will appear on the Christmas cards I’m sending out.
Needing somewhere to have them made I turned to Society 6. I have been eyeing them up for awhile and thought now might be a good time to open a store. But you already have a store? Yes I do but this one allows me to offer things that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to. So the second purpose of this post is to let you everyone know that they can stop by my Society 6 shop for Christmas cards and other reproduction work and my StorEnvy shop will be for selling my originals.
Spread the word if you like. If not shhhh no one like a negative nancy. 🙂
My quest continues in trying to get these done on time. Alas, here are the latest.
These two are a prime example of my hit and miss approach in trying out ideas and techniques. Time was done with a calligraphy pen and ink. Really enjoyed the uneven line the nib will give you. I may have to try this more in the future. Finished it off with Copic and Faber Castell markers. Best part was finally getting to use the reference pics from a mushroom foraging session I did a could years ago.
This one turned out to be a miss in my mind. I was trying to go for a really washy look with the watercolours and then add in some defining lines after. My fail here I think was in using the ink pens. I should have gone in with a brush and ink, or watercolour, in black after it had dried. I think some fat, loose, broad lines would have made this more successful. The reflection part worked out ok. Reflections aren’t my strong suit. It’s an area I need to work on for sure. Oh well..next time. 🙂