Unicorn

I originally intended this image to be a part of last week illustration Friday, which had the theme of ‘Unicorn’. Unfortunately, due to my laptop dying and difficulties with scanning, I wasn’t able to upload it in time but here it is anyway. I thought the theme of unicorn would fit perfect with my work as the unicorn is a creature that is very present in fantasy and medieval based art. I came up with the image idea in my mind quickly and used the painting techniques I have built upon for my Selfish Giant project to complete it and I’m very happy with the result.

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Thortful Cards. Father Christmas

Here is another card design I did for Thortful, this time focusing on an iconic figure of Christmas, Santa Claus aka Father Christmas aka St Nicholas. I wanted draw a traditional, medieval looking Santa for my image, so primarily used the design for North Wind from my Selfish Giant project and just changed the colours. I kept the background simple, opting for a classic wintery forest scene. Below are some sketches, one is my initial sketch of my version of Santa and the other is an idea I had for an Angel based card, something which I have not yet realised. I’ve also included and image of my North Wind design to show where I got the look for Santa.

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Thortful Cards. Frost

A few weeks ago I heard from a company called Thortful who liked my work and invited me to design cards for them. Their website allows anyone to upload their own designs as cards which can then be bought and so it was very exciting to be approached by them personally and I am very grateful to them. I began thinking of Christmas and winter themed cards for Thortful and wanted to emulate the work I had done for my Selfish Giant project and for one of the cards decided to use my design for Frost from the Selfish Giant for a winter themed card. The design mainly incorporated the imagery from my Selfish Giant project but I did alter the colours, opting for cold blues, greys, silver and whites instead of greens and gold to create the wintery scene.
I have more designs and other work to upload here, however my laptop recently died and so I can’t upload them yet, but hopefully will be able to asap. In the meantime, to see some amazing card designs please check out Thortful’s website here: https://www.thortful.com
And here is my profile on the website: https://www.thortful.com/user/56390398e4b003693a3f39ee