I created a new range of Illustrated greeting cards, which I hope to sell soon. The illustrations consist of a range of flower designs, domestic pets of the soft and cute kind. I created this range of cards to break away from my commercial work I create, which consist of Advertising, editorial and publishing commissions. I like to work on the before mentioned briefs, however, I find working on personal projects such as the above vector art floral greeting card range, allows me to be more creative on a personal level.
All icon elements and illustrated work was developed from my personal archive. I have built up a range of flowers and icons over the years, developed from my professional and personal projects. This greeting card project was fun project to work on, I was inspired by the many illustrators who I follow which include the following Gemma Correll, Alice Potter, Nina Chakrabarti, Johanna Basford that have their own personal range of work which they promote and sell, and its something that inspired me to create a Vector Art Floral Greeting Card range to do the same.
Valentines day, yes we all know about this special occasion, at least I hope we all do. I have many Valentine day, and a range of other seasonal work. I created this simple digital print, so anyone may be able to download the work, and give it lovingly to a loved one.
I am inspired by nature. and butterflies feature alot in my work. These particular butterflies, I traced with my wacom tablet. The butterflies, are detailed with many wing panels, some of the panels are small in detail.
Once I created 5 different winged looking butterflies, of shape and size, I thought on placing them together to create a love heart. A simple and effective shape, my icon illustration work takes on this particular method, of many delicate icons, and combining them to create a larger piece of work, and in this particular instance a love heart.
The weather has turned for the better today, I created this illustration to switch into a spring mood. I created the layered sunflower petal effect, after studying sun flower photos online through Google images. I liked many layers of petals a sun flower has. I created a range of petals to make them each look different from the next when they were placed together to form the sunflower, which I believe gives the sunflower depth.
The centre of the sunflower was traced from a photo of a sunflower using Adobe illustrator, and the depth of the centre is achieved by using different colours. I placed the petal in a non uniform way, and using the the 3 tones of orange to arrange the petals into a layered step look. once the sunflower head was created I placed it on to the stem, the main focus I wanted to bring across was the sunflower head.
I was contacted by David & Goliath Design Agency Based in Texas, USA. to create a a Christmas card for thier client Borden Diary, Holiday Christmas Card 2011 Illustration. The Creative team were looking to create a holiday message that features the Borden’s icons, The icons were arranged and created into snow flakes. The artwork will be printed with silver ink on to a traditional Chrsitmas card, and sent to spread the Christmas cheer, as well as a email mail out using the above snow flake illustration artwork.
I like to design seasonal greeting cards for my clients, friends and family, above is a xmas card artwork, I created to to send to those special people. The Xmas card illustrations was inspired by a Christmas tree ball ball. The shape is recognisable, and as it is a sphere, a simple shape. I like to create delicate illustrations which I combine together with other elements which I have created, to make up larger shapes and elements.
I combined familiar Xmas images such as Xmas Holly, Bells, Angels, Presents, ribbons, and xmas characters to create a Xmas tree ball ball. The elements are complemented with a simple typographic scripted style Merry Christmas message that completes the xmas greeting card illustration.
I had the greeting cards printed which I sent out to clients who had commissioned me for illustration work in the past. its important to keep commercial relationships familiar and continuing, as the potentially follow up projects may present it self to you in the future.
I created this new artwork for the 2010 Diwali festival, to send to family & friends. I always have designed and made things to give that personal touch. Happy Diwali to all those who will be celebrating. Diwali is a hindu festival of light, and it has a religious and family significance to many Hindus from India and around the world.
Diwali involves the lighting of little lamps, or diva’s. These lamps are kept burning through the night as well as keeping the house clean, both are done so to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Fireworks are burst because it is believed that it keeps away evil spirits. During the Diwali celebrations all family and friends celebrating wear new clothes which signifies the special day and share sweets and snacks with each other.
The Diwali greeting artwork combines, fine illustrated pattern detail, as well as illustrated figure of a Indian woman wearing traditional clothing and celebrating Diwali. I choose to illustrated the artwork with Indian motifs, typography and icons. The Indian illustrated figure I asked a friend to model for me. I photographed my friend posing in different ways. I wanted to achieve a sense of realness to the pose, and photographic my friend helped to achieve this realism which I translated into a illustration of her.
I design festive cards every year, and its Diwali the festival of lights in a few days from now, I design a card to send to my family and friends, here are a selection of Diwali cards I have illustrated from the past. My diwali card illustrations, I like to incorporate icons and stylised motifs referencing elements from Diwali, divas’ are one of the main significances of Diwali, as well as religious icons. If you are interested in the above card please contact me. I would be happy to design a personal Diwali greeting card for you
Diwali involves lighting little lamps, or diva’s. These diva’s are kept are placed at door ways and opening and kept burning through the night, the home is also kept in well order and cleaned during Diwali as its a auspicious and religious time, both are done so to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Fireworks are burst because it is believed that it keeps away evil spirits. It is also the celebration of the return of the avatar Rama and Sita where they were sent away to exile for 14 years. During the Diwali celebrations all family and friends celebrating wear new clothes which signifies the special day and share sweets and snacks with each other.
I enjoy creating seasonal greeting cards, which I create for friends and family. Having 2 cultures to inspire me, I create seasonal greeting cards, which focus around Diwali, Christmas and Easter, which are the main seasonal holidays. This year I created a Diwali card which incorporated traditional Indian motifs, such as the Diva, Om, and Ganesha, embellished with flowers and peacock feather, in a ethnic India digital vector style.
Diwali involves the lighting of little lamps. These lamps allowed to burn through the late night Fireworks are burst because it is believed that it keeps away evil spirits. During the Diwali celebrations all family and friends celebrating wear new clothes, which signifies the special day and enjoy celebrating Diwali by sharing sweets and snacks, which is a another part of the religious Hindu festival.
The Diwali greeting artwork combines, fine illustrated peacock feather detail at the base layer, on top of which Indian illustrated imagery is created upon. The Diva lamp is a key element of Diwali and it is an integral illustrative element of the artwork as well as incorporating the Om and the deity Ganesha into the artwork, which are recognisable Hindu elements highlighting the Diwali message. To balance and fill the space of the greeting card, I created sweeping bold lines and flowers for the Hindu imagery to be placed upon.
Ganesha is well know as the remover of obstacles, and the deity of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Which was one of the recommendations bestowed upon him by his farther Shiva.