|'Rainbow cloud' - ink and watercolour paint spatters on jotter paper|
The best laid plans and all that. I had planned to post a second dog painting today but I've spent the best part of the day on the computer trying to get templates and sizings to work and printing out gift vouchers and greetings cards for the upcoming Christmas fair. My time on the computer never seems to be a quick as I imagine it to be when I first log on.
So, in lieu of another dog card, I've been working on an idea for a calendar for 2014 from my Jotter Doodles and that's what I've been trying to work out how to resize, so it can be laminated.
The problem with painting straight onto jotter paper is that it tends to buckle which you can see on these pictures here. When I print them I use a Microsoft Word template which allows me to change the lighting which gets rid of the buckling to a degree but I guess the whole point is that these are jotter doodles so they aren't meant to be perfect.
|2014 Year at a glance calendar - the prototype!|
I used the same illustration on another greetings card design as well. I've been collecting uplifting quotes and had this on tucked away while I ruminated on how to illustrate it. Then while staring out at the sheep in the field behind our house the other day, it came to me - why not make the cloud a sheep! I'll be adding the year at a glance calendar and greetings card to my Etsy shop.
|Rainbow cloud greetings card|
So, this is my submission for day 2 of AEDM and hopefully tomorrow I'll be back to the dogs on brown card if the day doesn't run away with me again!