Sunday, November 19, 2017

You may have noticed from various recent posts that I've opened an online Zazzle shop selling quality giftware featuring my artwork and designs. A few weeks ago I came across this PreRaphaelite stained glass window illustration that was originally commissioned in 1982 as a charity card.
I still really like this piece and thought it deserved a second life. After scanning in the original which was illustrated about A3 size, I realised that it needed a bit of tidying up so it has been 'digitally re-mastered'. The design is now on sale worldwide and I'm even thinking of using it as our own Christmas card design this year. It feels rather strange re-visiting this artwork after all this time and as I worked on the tidying up it brought back vague memories of when I originally created it.

This detail shows the before and after versions of the artwork. The extra Photoshopping was all done by hand using a Wacom styles and various pastel and water colour brushes.
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Thursday, November 02, 2017

If you happen to be in A Toby Tavern over the next few weeks and need distraction for the kids .. here's a double sided entertaining activity sheet I recently designed and illustrated. Commissioned by The Allotment Agency it's around the 7th or 8th time I've produced these fun jobs.
There really are all 26 letters of the alphabet used for objects on the front illustration. Can you find them all? And even if you click on the images to supersize them I wonder if you can find the cheeky mouse as well??
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Image of illustration for Toby Tavern children's activity sheet

Can YOU find the cheeky mouse?

Image of illustration for Toby Tavern children's activity sheet

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