Friday, 19 November 2010

Look at what has gone to the printers...

I am very excited today, as I have a few new canvas portrait prints over at the printers this week and I can't wait to see them all finished.

The lady who commissioned the set of 4 portraits above kindly gave me permission to 'show and tell' all about the job on here. The inspiration came from a very plain wall in a recently decorated bedroom. The new dusky pink, sage & dark green, shabby chic style textiles in the room were crying out for some kind of focal point on the wall. My customer has two beautiful grandchildren who, to quote her directly "are her world" - she handed me a set of photos which she'd had taken at a photographers studio a couple of years ago and gave me free rein to come up with something for her based on those photos. The result is as you see above.

The 4 images will be printed onto 30cm x 30cm canvas and hung as a set with alternating background colours (as shown above). I've also posted above some scamps and sketches so you can see the journey this piece of work has taken. Enjoy!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Jobs Done!

Here are some finished items I've worked on over the last couple of weeks. From bespoke family Christmas cards to glamourous party invites - lately its all been about the personal touch.

If you have commissioned me to do a portrait in the past, the original line drawing exists and it is fairly simple for me to adapt it into designs for other items such as the Christmas cards and invites shown here.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Illustration Friday - 'Burning'

Its been weeks and weeks since I've had a chance to squeeze in an Illustration Friday offering. So, this week I decided to fit in a quick illustration as a break from other jobs.

Besides, this weeks topic, 'Burning', is a great opportunity to create a bright and sunny image to counteract the icy cold November weather. So, here comes the sun, 'burning' brightly, keeping us all warm, making us all cheerful.

Friday, 5 November 2010

A New String to My Bow - Web Banners & Avatar Design

A couple of weeks ago I launched the Artwork By Angie facebook page. Today I logged on to see I've already reached 100 fans (very encouraging!). One of the great things that has come out of launching the facebook page is that I'm meeting lots of interesting and inspiring people online. One such person is the lovely Rose from Victoria Rose Crafts. Rose contacted me to commission a re-design of her craft website banner, blog banner, blog button and facebook avatar so that her busy craft business had a consistent, recognisable look.
So please, pop over to her website and have a look at what I've created for her (she's got some rather lovely crochet pieces on her site too!):
This job has definitely sewn a seed of an idea in my mind. Once I've got through the pre-Christmas madness I'd like to develop this further into another design service I will offer through my website. Thank you for the inspiration Rose!