I thought I'd take my Christmas card design and turn it into a wrapping paper sort of situation. So here it is:
Monday, January 4, 2010
I was itching to play around on my Adobe Illustrator 30-day trial during my entire Christmas break but wasn't sure what to do. So, while looking through one of my school notebooks, I found some sketches of snowflake designs that I'd done during a boring class and recreated one to my liking.
It was really fun (and time-consuming) to figure out the basics to this software. I can't wait to learn more because I know the possibilities are endless!
My family has gotten so large that we've decided to have a set schedule of a single person (or family) that we are to get a Christmas gift for. Michael & I had Nate, Robin & Campbell this year.
My immediate thought was to do a portrait of Campbell. Michael had taken the sweetest picture of her on Halloween and I decided that it was perfect for a portrait. So anyway, it is done on a circle canvas with acrylic paint. And I chose yellow because Campbell is like a little ray of sweet sunshine to me.
In the end, I really like how it turned out.