This is my Christmas Card design for this year. I began the card design with acrylic paint on watercolour paper. I haven’t painted in a while so this project seemed like a good place to start.
The image below is the original acrylic painting.
I wasn’t really happy with my colours or edges in the original painting so I scanned the painting and reworked the design in Illustrator.
Just found your site, hav’nt had a proper look yet but like what I have seen is great…::: )
I did’nt proof read that did I.
Beautiful cards!! Great creative design!
Cheers Giles. Likewise……..:::::: b
modroom — thanks! Glad I found your blog. You have some great work there.
Alina — thanks again, as always, for your comments and for stopping by :)
nice christmas cards.
Thanks for dropping by Giles. Your site is real cool, love the christmas card you did. You should shove it in the faces of card companies as I spent days trying to find cards this year and ended up getting average stuff. I’m sure yours will fly off the shelves.
thanks frostoping by great work
just noticed the link thanks I’ll add u
I think both versions are great. The owls in the top one have a cool stamped look to them that I really like. Also I Love the texture of the paper.
Love those colors and texture. Crazy looking elephant, I like it!
These are great Giles. I love the original and it certaily has a different feel to the christmas card. To me, the first feels more organic and softer – the second one has a bite to it, you know more edge. Well, that’s how they make me feel anyway and I love them both!!! I checked out your blog, you have great work. Thanks for stoppping by mine, too.
jon — thanks, I’m glad you like them. I checked out your blog and I think your work is great. I love how painterly your pieces are. Thanks again!
darren — no problem I really like your work. Your characters are excellent. Thanks again for your kind sentiments regarding the card design. I’m not sure how I would go about getting them printed etc, but its an interesting idea :)
wishes — thanks!
st john — thanks a lot and I’ll try and make regular visits to your blog too.
fivedog — good to see you again! Thanks for your great comments. Always a pleasure to see you here :)
taesoo — yes, poor ollie. Thanks for the comments!
leezy — hey, great feedback! Thanks for taking the time to think about the images.
Thanks again to everyone for all your comments. Happy Christmas!
I like them both for different reasons.
I think the top one works best for a card, though. the colours are superb.
but i really like the tree and teh elephant in the lower one, too. lol
catnapping — thanks ever so much for your kind feedback!
Blimey you’ve been busy. I like the info about markers, and pics, I’ve got to start thinking about colour again.. it’s been a while. Happy New Year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! I’m in love with your x-mas cards :o)
modroom — yes, that’s one of the things I really like about having a blog,; that it helps me stay focused :) Happy New Year to you and thanks for popping by again!
jafar — thanks for your kind feedback! Happy New Year to you too.