Thursday, December 25, 2008

Four Owls - 2008 Holiday Card

Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you're all having a good time and enjoying the season.

This was my design for my holiday card this year. The final illustration measures 10" x 14" and was painted with acrylic paint on Bristol board. The snow was added later in Photoshop, using an inverted ink splatter that I made and scanned for this purpose. So the image is still mostly traditionally done, but with some post-production stuff handled in Photoshop.

I'll be making prints of this available eventually, and I'll be sure to post a notice here when I do so.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Trees

I've been playing around with some ideas for my annual holiday card. I painted these trees the other night (watercolor paint and acrylic paint on watercolor paper, measuring 10" x 8"), after being inspired by some artwork by Mary Blair. I don't think I'm going to wind up using this for my card, but I might wind up playing around with it for a different illustration idea I have in mind.