I have been very busy with paid illustration work but here are a couple of cards I designed recently for people I know.
The first is a birthday card for my niece Rose, and a blue version of it.
This one started as a card for my neighbours who had an adorable baby girl earlier this year.
Hope it was “eggstra” chocolatey!
Here are some more illustrations I did last year for the New Zealand Correspondence School.
Copyright therefore belongs to Te Aho O Te Kura Pounamu.
First three for a book on ancient Greece – a view diagram of ancient Athens 5B.C., an ancient Greek pottery kiln and a vase painting inspired illustration of Athene rising from Zeus’s head (ouch).
Next, one of the illustrations for an article about conducting a survey.
Now, one of the pictures for a module about conservation issues.
That New Year resolution didn’t last long. While it’s good having lots of work it doesn’t leave much time for anything else.
Here is a cover I illustrated last year for a book of historical fiction written by Winston Cowie, who is selling it as an e-book on his blog.
The graphic design work was done by the friendly people at Book Design Ltd.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014 with a summer themed e-card, since it is supposed to be summer in New Zealand. Though Christmas day has dawned grey and cloudy here. Typical!
Hope everyone who is celebrating Christmas has a relaxing and recharging break. My New Year’s resolution is to organize this blog into two and start posting more regularly.
I have been making birthday cards for spring babies I know, using Illustrator and collage.
The first for my lovely sister.
The next for a great friend who is very interested in native plants and flowers, so I have included native clematis, kowhai, alseuosmia and manuka flowers which are all flowering at the moment.
And here’s some wrapping paper to go with her card.
I have been teaching myself how to construct fabric repeats on the computer. Here are some of the more successful attempts. The butterflies were done in Illustrator – the others in Photoshop.
Frustrating, but a lot of fun seeing the end result.