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Seasonal Greetings Cards Development and Outcomes


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Set of 4 seasonal greetings cards.

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Purpose: Potentially hand out at Hanbury. Add to my portfolio and improve my approach to process and development. To explore whether the more digital approach I like to use can be applied to smaller products/none brief work.


Being so close to end of year the project felt slightly rushed which got in the way of me enjoying my work.

Something I need to get used to but I don’t mind when its brief work- just the idea of uni coming to end perhaps.


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I feel as though the pressure greatly clouded my judgement. Decisions I would usually make quickly took a long time and lacked clarity and proper thought.


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I decided to have a break from making work for a bit and focussed on my blogging and other areas. After just over a week I came back to these cards and tried again, this time determined to finish them whether I liked them or not. I just told myself I would learn from the process either way‌


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I really wanted to select eye catching colours for when they're on the shelf, but also contrasting to support light and dark tones and help create some depth and atmosphere in each piece.


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I always refer back to my initial pencil sketch to help provide detail when I’m ready.


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I was worried about colours confusing what the scene was meant to be. I found it harder to get them right in scenes with more greeneryfelt I needed to use green which restricted other colour options.


Not my best work. The most successful outcomes are the top left and bottom left in my opinion. I like the colours best in the bottom left but also like the peachy colours with the green in the top left. I think they best convey the atmospheres that I was hoping to achieve.

With the top right I feel I remembered that an illustrators job is to draw more than just what we see so find the angle the most interesting. I need to ensure I always, always remember that when I’m making my work. I think that kind of approach works better for a children’s audience.


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Still have a lot of work to do in regards to developing colour. I plan to revise these after deadlines and see if I can improve them without pressure.

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I'd like to experiment with colours for greenery a little, considering artistic licence not to just to illustrate things as we see them.

Greetings cards  
Greetings cards  
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