Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Thinking of you

Hello again,

Right, here is the second card illustration commision I did for Magi Design.

This task this time was to make a 'Thinking of You' card which will act as a kind of vignette to open out onto a photograph placed behind.  This is the rough doodle that they send to me which might make more sense than my description!:

The card is to be die cut (the shape cut out with a laser to leave behind a kind of stencil) so as usual, the hardest thing with this kind of design is to create something that looks good and will actually work in reality and not be too fragile in the flesh.

Another challenge for me personally was to not be too whimsical or overtly joyful in my approach to the design due to the delicate nature of why someone may be sending this card.  However, I did not wish it to look too melancholy either.  This is my final design, I hope you feel I fulfilled the brief!

Again, I might insert a photo when the card has actually been made and exists as a real object- always the exciting bit!

Laura XxX

Sorry and hello again

Hello and a happy 2013!

Been a bit quiet of late,  my personal life has been pretty manic lately.

To give you an update, I am heavily pregnant, selling a flat and my husband and I are renovating a house to move into imminently so go go GO!

However, in-between this I have squeezed in a little freelance card illustration work for the lovely Magi Design because as busy as I am I can never resist getting paid to doodle!

So, here is the first one, the task was to make a male birthday card in the style of one of those retro airfix kits- remember, the ones you had to snap off a plastic sheet and glue together?

I had to use masculine icons past and present and here is the result:

The final piece will be cut from balsa wood and will have a coloured insert behind to make the shapes stand out so I am looking forward to seeing what that will look like in the flesh as it were! Maybe I will insert an updated pic when the time comes.

Lots of love,
Laura xXx