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4 NEW SETS of miniature greeting cards added to the line including one limited edition set

Beautiful Florals #3

Beautiful Florals no.3 - Miniature Greeting Cards by artist Jessica Doyle

Mushrooms (Pastel Edition)

Mushrooms (Pastel Edition) - Miniature Greeting Cards by artist Jessica Doyle

Mushrooms (Earth Edition)

Mushrooms (Earth Edition) - Miniature Greeting Cards by artist Jessica Doyle

Limited Edition Dark Hearts

Darkl Hearts - Miniature Greeting Cards by artist Jessica Doyle

The above Dark Hearts set is limited to an edition of three sets ONLY due to an odd printing error I experienced! I kept a set of four for myself and the other three sets of eight are available in the shop. MAN they are sweet!

Each Greeting card set includes:
•8 cards (2 of each flower card)
•8 white envelopes
•8 seals (colours may vary)

And the itsy bitsy sizes
Greeting card size – 1 3/8″ x 7/8″ (35mm by 22mm)
Envelope size – 1 1/2″ x 1″ (38mm by 25mm)
Seals size – 5/16″ (8mm)

With these additions this brings the total in the line of miniature greetings to nine. Each set is for sale in the shop

And for size reference and how they are packaged… look at these pics:

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Cheers!
xo

A friend said these flowers look like breasts

He did.
I laughed, and the name kind of stuck.

Size – 4×6 inches / 10,2cm by 15,3cm
Medium – India ink, Prismacolor colored pencil and Windsor & Newton watercolor on Arches watercolor paper.

The original A friend said these flowers look like breasts is for sale in the shop 😉

And just a note on March 6th, 2009 I celebrated three years of Blogging!
Happy Blogiversary to me!

How I Created Evolution – A Five Step Process

It’s not often that I’ll share my process with you on how I create an illustration from beginning to end for a few reasons. Namely, it’s uber difficult when hit with inspiration to stop what you are working on and scan that in or take photos of it in equally timed steps. Two, it’s apparent that one runs the risk of being copied and I’m not talking about being inspired or learning from another artists work. Where would any artist be without being inspired! Three, I’m shy.

So, here I am revealing to you how I created this whimsical illustration aptly entitled Evolution.

Step 1 – Ink on paper

Using Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens I drew the mandala shape freehand on Strathmore flower petal paper. I do not draw in pencil first and then ink over top. I eliminated that step a while back. I tend to use the Brush (B) tip to draw the illustration with and refine it with both the Fine (F) tip and Small (S) tip artist pens.

Update – And thanks to Lorrie who asked “how big is it?” Final finished size is 8×8 inches / 20,3cm by 20,3cm.

Step 2 – Watercolour on ink

By painting a thin wash of watercolour within the petals and varying shapes I created the underpainting of the illustration. I paint using Windsor & Newton Watercolour with a #8 long handled Deserres Turquoise Brush.

Step 3 – Coloured pencil

After the watercolour dried I highlighted and shadowed the mandala with Prismacolor Verithin Coloured Pencils. The image is beginning to pop now!

Step 4 – Ink details and coloured pencil refinement

I added the central stamens using a white opaque Pilot pen and added highlights with minuscule little dots to the ocher green watercolour. These pens are great and will remain opaque on most darker surfaces. And I added green ocher ink to the outer perimeter of the mandala.

Step 5 – Final

Drawing feathery wisps using a pretty pink Pilot pen I finished the outer perimeter of the Mandala and added a similar shade of pink with coloured pencil to create the illusion of melon… Well, that’s what I’ll call it. Melon.

Materials Used

•Prismacolour Colored pencils
•Windsor and Newton Watercolour
•Faber Castel Pitt Artist Pens
•Pilot Hi-tec C Pens

I welcome your feedback and hope you enjoyed learning about my creative process. Please feel free to share this post and/or link to any of your creative process blog posts within the comments below.

The original Evolution illustration is for sale in the shop and is also available a limited edition archival print.

Soft. Point. Float. (Series of Three Illustrations)

Soft

Soft - original illustration by artist jessica doyle

Point

Point - original illustration by artist jessica doyle

Float

Float - original illustration by artist jessica doyle

All were created using Pilot pens, Faber Castel India Ink and Prismacolour coloured pencils on Strathmore petaled fine art paper.

Size – 8×8 inches / 20,3cm by 20,3cm

The original illustrations are for sale. Within the individual listings you can see close-ups of each illustration.
Soft is here.
Point is here.
Float is here.

Hope you like them!

Two New Sets to Introduce to the Mini Greeting Card Line

Beautiful Florals… no.1

beautiful florals - jessica doyle

Beautiful Florals… no.2

beautiful florals - jessica doyle

Photographing these itsy bitsy greeting cards was no easy task. If I breathed to hard, looked at them the wrong way or simply touched them they fell over like dominoes.

Each Greeting card set includes:
•8 cards (2 of each flower card)
•8 white envelopes
•8 seals (colours may vary)

Greeting card size – 1 3/8″ x 7/8″ (35mm by 22mm)
Envelope size – 1 1/2″ x 1″ (38mm by 25mm)
Seals size – 5/16″ (8mm)

You can get them here in the mini goods section of my shop.

mini envelope jessica doyle
Use them for gift tags, scrapbooking, dollhouse miniatures or anything else your heart fancy’s.

I created a makeshift work table to photograph from using the wall, portfolios, cardboard and a large pad of cartridge paper which you can see in this post (last photo). Two nights ago I purchased two navy blue folding metal saw horses. I will be buying plywood and having it cut to size with the help of Dad to create a proper work table to stand at this weekend!

The first two sets can be seen here.

Amelia (Avocado Edition)

Meet Sunshine’s earthy sister!

amelia-avacado-edition

front-amelia

Both Sunshine and Avocado made the front page of Etsy. Thank you :)

I created the Amelia series from an original gouache and india ink painting on red paper. I removed the background digitally and coloured her using Adobe Photoshop.

There is one other sister and her name is Blueberry.

amelia-blueberry-edition

The original painting is for sale here. And you can find each Amelia Edition in both 5×5 inch and 8×8 inch size within the prints section of my shop.

Hope you like them!

Look What Popped Up from the Ground

Medium – Windsor & Newton Watercolour and Pilot Hi-tec C pens on heavy cream coloured textured card stock
Size – 3.5 by 2.5 inches (8,7cm by 6,4cm)

Look What Popped Up from the Ground made the front page of Etsy not once but twice. Wow… thank you! It is an ACEO which stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. It is for sale in my shop in ACEO mini print format and in 5×7 inch size.