Family Christmas Card 2016
I was commissioned by a family to produce a family Christmas card for them for 2016. This was definitely something different and I had a blast doing it, especially with the creative freedom I was allowed.
A Dream Landscape
This illustration is of a dream I had a few days before deciding to illustrate it: A mountain village island with a beach-like causeway with people walking along it to and from the island.
I thought it was interesting and unique and a new challenge to produce an illustration of a dream. I have depicted dreams in the past in the form of roughly sketched storyboards, but by producing a fully fledged illustration of one I felt very accomplished for some reason. I'm inspired now to draw more dream-based imagery in the future, hopefully with more fantastical landscapes like this.
Fun fact: I think parts of this dream may have been inspired by having recently watched Kung Fu Panda 2 (the pagodas and the whole mountain village scenario). Also I remember the music from the very last scene right before the credits playing in the dream. Hey, that's what happened ;)
The Pasty-Robbin' Robin
A robin flying away with a pasty, a "robbin' robin" if you will. Inspired by a story my girlfriend told me of when a robin once stole a pasty she was eating. While I was jokingly skeptical about how a bird the size of a robin could fly away with an entire pasty, I knew that I just HAD to draw it.