I made some new Christmas Tag designs! These have always been the best selling item in my store, and I was thinking that the old designs (five years old now) were starting to look a little “lazy.” I felt I could do much better. I kept some of the old designs that worked as a starting point and branched out from there. I’m much happier with these and I’m proud that my artwork will be under so many Christmas trees this year!
I don’t know what happened, it just fell over.
I drew this for my friend Stephanie. She lost her beloved pet pig Pigasso very suddenly and unexpectedly. Pigasso was a very special painting pig who created artwork for Stephanie’s Snout Art. I wanted to do something for her, and art is a talent that Pigasso and I share. I studied reference photos of Pigasso, and I created a scene where Pigasso was painting in Picasso’s style. The line art is India Ink with a #3 Rosemary & Co. Kolinsky Sable brush, and the color is watercolor paint.
I designed this for a friend. He wanted a skull kraken in a less cartoony style than I usually work in. This was done with india ink markers, instead of my usual brush technique. I thought it would make it grittier. The final image was used on a shirt design for his running team at the Tough Mudder.