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Monday, April 29, 2013

Postcard Promotional

Yep, she's back!

My agent recently requested each of us to send her 250 postcards so she could send them out for possible work. As soon as I received the email, I knew that this character was perfect.
My 3 little girls absolutely loved this character so much, when I designed her for the email blast; that I decided I would finish her for the postcard promotional. I based the character off of my oldest daughter Natalie, who is 9 years old. As for a lot of the elements in the room, I based the objects off of each of my girls belongings.
Every now and then while I was working on this piece, one of them would come up to me and say "hey that's my whatever." I love incorporating special little things like that in my work.
I am really happy with how everything turned out and hope that everyone who see's it feels the same.

Email Promotional

Every now and then, my agent ask me to participate in a group email blast.

This time she requested that each of us to create a 3x3 illustration of a characters head and shoulders. She said it could be human or animal, our choice.

As I looked through my files for inspiration, I noticed that I rarely draw girls, even though I have 3 daughters who fill my life with so much happiness.

As for the design, I had a lot of fun, just focusing on the face of the character. I wanted the image to look like a school photo. I created this piece using Photoshop CS5.

I hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Target Mother's Day Greeting Card Series

Caterpillar Card:


Bird With Mailbox Card:


Hedgehog Card:


I know this theme is a little girly but,'s for Mother's Day. You can find this card series in all Target Stores.
I created the pieces using Adobe Illustrator, which is a big deal for me considering I self taught myself the program. Granted, the learning curve for illustrator is no where near as complex as Photoshops but, it still has it's difficulties. Learning Illustrator has been a goal for me for some time. I have always and still use Photoshop's Shape Layers/Paths for most of my work but, now that I have a good grasp on illustrator, I plan on using it when it makes the most sense for the job I am asked to do.
I hope everyone checks the card series out the next time they are at Target and that they enjoy them as much as I had creating them.