Card Designs

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.

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This one started as a card for my neighbours who had an adorable baby girl earlier this year.

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Educational publishing illustration

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).

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Next, one of the illustrations for an article about conducting a survey.

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Now, one of the pictures for a module about conservation issues.

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Greenstone Trail book cover

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.

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Festive cheers

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.

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Birthday Cards & Paper

I have been making birthday cards for spring babies I know, using Illustrator and collage.

The first for my lovely sister.

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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.

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And here’s some wrapping paper to go with her card.

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Fabric Designs

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.

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