This is the second illustration in the ongoing collaborative project between myself, Jessica Doyle and writer, Christopher DeWan. You can see the first illustration in the previous blog post. There will be between 18 and 24 illustrations in all. I have bolded the section of text from the story below that is illustrated in the art above. Continue reading
This calendar is a collection of 12 floral and mandala inspired illustrations that I created to represent each month of the year.
Each calendar page is printed using archival ink on premium matte paper, meaning it will last a lifetime. After printing I place the pages inside a clear jewel case in my studio located in Saint John, NB, Canada. Continue reading
The flowers are just beginning to show themselves here popping up through the ground in the port city of Saint John. For me this is generally a very happy time of year where most of the drawings and illustrations that I completed during Wintertime are scanned and turned into prints and paper goods.
Client – Christopher Plante from San Francisco, California
Title – Red Gate Run wine label illustration and hand drawn lettering
Medium – Kroma Artist Acrylic and Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens on Arches Watercolour Paper
Size(s) of original(s) – Front label – 5 by 8 inches (12,2cm by 20,3cm) and back label – 4 1/8 by 4 1/8 inches (10,5cm by 10,5cm) which is exactly double the size of what the labels will be printed at
The final illustrations were adjusted for colour and mandatory text added by Christopher’s graphic designer in California. They are printing labels for both smaller and larger bottles, hence the two designs for the back label. I’m so pleased with the results and can’t wait to try the wine!
It was a great working with you Christopher! Thank you.
If you have a project that you feel I’m well suited to work on, do get in touch with me. Have a look through my blog, Etsy shop or Flickr Gallery for a sampling of previous illustrations I’ve completed.
In an attempt to steer away from drawing flowers I told myself to draw anything but flowers.
It was NOT easy.
Size – 8.5 by 11
Medium – India Ink on acid and lignin free paper
Back in 1993 I drew this whimsical alphabet poster on bristol board. Sadly, I didn’t know about using archival inks or paper for that matter back then. And had a tendency to illustrate right to the edge of the paper I was drawing upon. The black ink I had drawn around each letter had faded off over the last 16 years. At least I was smart enough to use Prismacolor colored pencils to colour it with.
I spent most of last week re-tracing the black outlines in india ink that surrounded each letter and then after scanning the entire piece into Adobe Photoshop, touched it up fixing any tears and rebuilding missing black outlines. Below are the before (showing the new india ink outlines but before the touch-up in photoshop) and the after shot.
It’s vivid and beautiful now featuring both an upper and lower case alphabet.
This is a limited edition print run of 100 only. Each print is signed, numbered and titled on the front by me and dated on the back. It will arrive with a certificate of authenticity. Each print is professionally printed on an Epson R2880 using pigmented archival inks on premium matte paper.
The paper size is 11 x 14 inches (28cm by 35,5cm) and it has a border surrounding the image making it easy to frame and or mat. The side borders are a little wider than the top and bottom margins as shown in the opening image.
It would make a lovely addition to any child’s bedroom or classroom. Hope you like it! And it’s available in my art shop.