Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas card additions

Taking another look at my card design today, I felt it needed a little more jollity, so I added more fairy lights around the village and some chimney smoke and a few snowflakes spiralling down. Also the pub got a little facelift. It is called 'The Pirate', but you may not see that in this web-sized version. That's better!
And some details:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just a quickie

I have just finished my Christmas card design for this year and thought you could take a sneak peek. I wish I could say we live in a nice converted mine engine house, sadly we don't, but it doesn't hurt to dream.

Back to the engraving tomorrow!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Decisions, decisions!

A full day's engraving today and good progress is being made. As you can see, the apron is cut and I'm heading down the slope to the beach. More detail in the boats has been added, soon I shall have to start thinking about how I'm going to tackle the samphire plants at the bottom. Or shall I do the sea next? Or the seagulls? Decisions, decisions, I'm pleased to say!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Back to the block

The day job has eased off again, after a frantic couple of weeks trying to do two urgent illustration jobs. Jobs done and sent to the clients....time to turn back to the engraving. It's a blessed relief!

I'm working slowly at the moment as there are a lot of fiddly textures but overall I'm feeling good about how it's progressing.