Tuesday, February 15, 2011

IF - Sweater

It's been awhile since I have been able to have fun with Illustration Friday.
Yesterday I was able to sit down and let my mind wander.
Thinking about the word Sweater led me to thinking about those bad sweaters people wear at christmas time and how very few people would love to receive one as a gift. Especially a 10 to 14 year old boy.
So this is what I came up with...

My thoughts were that the decoration of the sweater had to be big for impact so it needed to be a character.
The reindeer came to mind and took over once I figured out I could use the sleeves as his ears so that the whole torso could be the head. I liked the idea, but reindeer have antlers so I was thinking he might not be the best choice. I really liked him so I thought wouldn't it make the sweater that much worse if the antlers were on the shoulders and sticking up. Perfect!
I know that I would not be happy to be the recipient of a sweater like this one.
The dog and cat are hoping that they don't have matching sweaters.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day promo for February

I used this image as my newsletter for my February e-mail promo.

I took characters that I had created for a client project and changed them up a bit by changing details and colors, as well as, adding the hearts and messages.
They went out early today so now it's a wait and see if anyone responds.