Tuesday, September 06, 2011
christmas cards, draft 2
I played around with the colors of the Christmas card designs some more. The first draft's colors were too dull for me. These look really bright on the screen but in print they will be perfect. Sometimes it can be hard imagining your work going from the screen, which is illuminated from within, to print, which is illuminated only by available light. After awhile you get used to it, but sometimes when choosing the colors for my illustrations I still feel torn.
I tried a version where I added texture with watercolors and snippets of photographs, but decided that I like the simpler look better. Corey thinks I should remove one of the trees and the stocking and take a picture of us to put in the middle. I might do that but I still want to offer some of these in the shop. I may go with this design, or do something completely different, or offer more than one! I'll decide by Friday. In the meantime, feel free to leave your opinion.
I'll be back to posting my 30-day-challenge this afternoon. Some things came up and I took a few days off from it. I'm okay with that, because it gave me a chance to think about my content and come up with some new ideas. I'm just going to add a few days on the end of my challenge or double up a few days this week to make up for it. I'll still reach 30 days of photo shoots by the end of September! Hurray.