A stylized impish tattooed wide eyed girl with her kitty at her waist in a Christmas stocking makes for an unusual Christmas card. I love to create art like this as well as paint. I enjoy trying different styles, while still maintaining my own style through it all. I was inspired by a hairstyle in a fashion mag, and the rest of it was drawn from what was in my mind, clothing and all. Click on the picture which will take you to the link for this card at my Card Gnome store. See you there!
I always feel behind the eight ball when it comes to designing for Christmas. Hopefully next year I can get my act together earlier! Here's my one of my latest holiday creations. Who doesn't love giving an adorable dog a little kiss for the holidays and everyday. Available on my Card Gnome store.
In continuing along the same Napa Valley theme for Christmas, my wine grapes Christmas tree continues to be a favorite on Greeting Card Universe. One hundred cards of this design sold today. It's nice to be able to design for a customer's needs and then have it become a successful card. Thanks for popping by out of your busy day! Greatly appreciated! ( Click on card to visit it on GCU )
A few years ago a customer requested a Napa Valley Christmas card on Greeting Card Universe. This request was sent out to the artist community where many artists got busy designing for the requested card. I don't always jump in on these requests, but I chose to do so for this subject as my in-laws had a second home in Napa Valley and I felt I had the experience of the region that I could easily convey for the card. I quickly sketched out this scene with pastels on Canson's pastel paper. I think my quick sketches are sometimes loved more than the art I spend more time on. Maybe it's the feeling of spontaneity in a quick sketch that adds to the excitement and emotion. My Napa Valley themed Christmas cards continue to be a great seller on GCU. Click on the card to see more information. From there, you can click to my store. Thanks so much for your visit!
Laura J. Holman
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