Thank You — original illustration and now a note card design
This thank you illustration is one of my all-time favourites. Created to celebrate a milestone on my blog in 2012, it is also the image most often ‘borrowed’ by people on the Interweb. So, given its popularity, I’ve decided to turn it into a note card.
If you click on the image above, you will be magically transported to my Etsy shop.
Thank you : )
Grey Duck – ink drawing with a digitally coloured feather, 190 x 375 mm, 2011
‘Grey Duck’ is one you probably haven’t seen before. He was an art school ‘life drawing’ exercise from a few years ago; a four-hour sketch; a resident of the Canterbury Museum (yes, sadly, an ex-duck)… and I’ve only just decided to let him out into the big wide world. Some art is like that. Some art wants to stay with you ― privately, secretly ― at least for a short time until you figure out what you want to do with it (if anything).
If you like him as much as I do, you can click on the image above and buy him from my Etsy shop : )
Grey Duck note card, framed
Grey Duck note card in more detail
Yes, I’ve been having fun styling the cards for my shop. But now it’s back to painting… that way I’ll have something to show you next week. Thanks for reading.
‘CBD’ is another favourite that is now available as a note card. This one sprang from my ‘In the style of…’ drawing experiment and was inspired by the work of Jim Flora. You can read the original post here. It is based on a photograph I took of Christchurch in 2010. The centre of town looks nothing like this now… I really need to go in and take an ‘after’ shot ― I suspect that the only thing still standing will be that tree.
‘Canterbury’ is a new note card/art card available from my Etsy shop. The original was painted a couple of years ago and has always been a bit of a favourite. It began life as a digital background for a student project in 2011 (see below) and I liked it so much that I decided to paint it. And print it. And frame it.
The landscape is based on several different photographs rather than a single location but it is still a typical Canterbury scene, even if I did leave out the rivers, the houses, and the sheep.
Canterbury poster background – original digital illustration, 2011
Canterbury – acrylic on canvas, 405 x 305 mm, 2013