Monday, December 29, 2008

Seasonal Blooms

Here is an image of a colorful amaryllis and some paperwhite blossoms to brighten a cold Monday. Having flowers and blooming plants around for a burst of color during this snowy season has such an energizing effect on me. I hope this illustration I created for an architecture firm's holiday card will bring some cheer to you as well.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Seasons Greetings

I love how these two illustrations turned out and feel they reflect a peaceful and harmonious mood for the holiday season. I created them for a client as non-religious holiday cards and I designed them to be square. The full images shown above fold in the middle, the right side is the front of the card and the left is the back.

Happy Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Elegant Reindeer on the Town

I created this illustration for a holiday open house invitation I designed recently for a luxury gift and jewelry store. The idea was to get people to come into the city for the event despite the snowy weather and nearby construction. The illustration's colors tied in with the store's mahogany, red and silver holiday decoration theme. What appears gray in the image was actually printed in metalic silver. It was a lovely event.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Three Cheers & A Trio

I have a wonderful client with a retail store that I have worked with for many years and I every year I create a postcard invitation for their holiday open house sale event. They loved this illustration so much they have wanted to use it for three years in a row, so I changed the colors each year to make it look fresh. The above illustrations show how it's evolved from two colors to full color.

A few nights ago we went with friends to see the Jeff Hamilton Jazz Trio. All three musicians are very talented and played some of the best jazz we've heard in a long time. I was inspired by their performance and just had to create this quick image of them.