It's been a while since I've created anything fun for myself, and especially in Photoshop (I've been using Illustrator a lot). Illustration Friday is a weekly online illustration contest and blog. It's a great way to keep up your practice and to do something that inspires you. So here it is. The word for this week is "sizzle".
It's been a busy few months here, full of new and exciting things. I had my first solo painting exhibit, signed a new licensing agent and I've already gotten some great new licenses! I've also been getting ready for Surtex (which is the big surface design show in NY). I won't be going this year but my designs will be there, so I've busy creating new patterns. Here is a little preview of one of the collections that I've been working on.
I've been working on a new promotional mailing/e-mail to send out. I like the idea of creating a more personal art piece that distinguishes me. I decided that it would be fun to create a skyline of Seattle (where I live) and also include some hand written type.
Another reason why I thought that this was a fun idea is because much of my illustration work consists of maps and I also do a lot of hand drawn text. I've always been drawn to this orange and turquoise combination and most of my website and materials are done with those colors in mind.
I think this is one of my favorite cards that I did for Gartner Greetings....an Easter card for Grandson