Geeks ahoy! Full page illustration for MacFormat's Christmas Gift Guide. Quite fancy quite a lot of stuff on that tree myself!
It looks very unlikely that anyone will be getting a christmas card from me this year, so instead what better way to celebrate the festive winterval holiday than by posting some recent work. Sorry.
This year I had the pleasure of illustrating MacFormat's annual Christmas Gift Guide. The AD (Alex Thomas) had a few ideas in mind based on a previous illustration of mine but was open to looking over some other sketches of mine, including doing some lettering. He's nice like that and always great to work with.
rough 1 - based very loosely on a previous illo
I usually do pencil sketches, but the deadline was quite tight so I worked them up on the computer - and thankfully he was able to make sense of them!
rough 2: its all gone a bit dickens
Rough 3: its a 50s thing
Rough 4: Christmas Tree - this one got the thumbs up
(don't think much of those rubbishly drawn presents though)
Illustrations and lettering for the opposite page
Some headings for other pages in the feature
Well done if you have made it this far down the post!
I also did the illustrations for an animated flash e-card for recyclenow.com, a national campaign to encourage...um... recycling.
I know zero about flash, but I really enjoyed doing the illustrations for this one and it was a fun idea - decorating your tree with ornaments you can make out of household waste...
socks, tin cans, egg shells, yoghurt pots and jam jar lids all make a seasonal comeback