It is always enjoyable to create custom artwork for customer’s greeting card needs, both at the holidays, and all year round. We’d like to highlight two successful card designs we just finished for this year’s Christmas celebration.
This was a custom calendar card we designed. I knew it was going to be a z-fold calendar, and I knew that I wanted the months to be a part of the illustration instead of just an afterthought. The Hospital left the design wide open to my creativity. I brainstormed several ideas before the Hospital chose the orchestra sketch, likening a patient’s holistic care as an orchestration between the patient and his/her team of doctors at University.
After the rough sketch was chosen, I worked on a final sketch for approval. In this case, I worked directly on a primed piece of illustration board. Any changes to the final sketch were made with gesso and an eraser.
Abandoning my traditional Rockwellian style, I chose instead to work in a more light-hearted and modern style, similar to my recent dragon painting. I also limited my palette to browns and reds, which helps give it a more festive feel.
Brenda Speer and Associates, Attorneys at Law
Unlike the Hospital, Brenda comes to me with pretty set ideas. Every year they are very creative and it’s always a lot of fun implementing her creativity. Last year the focus was vintage 1950s poster art illustration. This year it was vintage comic book art.
If you are curious about custom cards, the process is simple. It doesn’t matter how complete your idea is, if you have any idea at all. We can accommodate you and your needs right where you are at. And don’t just stick with Christmas. Birthdays and thank-yous are great reasons to send cards as well. For more information, contact us today!