Monday, November 19, 2012

the illustration process

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A few weeks ago, a friend asked me about our business.  After I gave a brief explanation, he proceeded to summarize what we do in one sentence: “So you basically do your little sketches and color them and then print them.”  I couldn't help but giggle and end the conversation quickly by saying: “Yes, that’s what we do.”   I wish it was that easy.  Our Holiday Deer card serves as a good example of the process involved from conception to final product.You may notice the little marks at the tops of each of the cards. This is where we'll pin a design up and live with it a little while before moving on, adding even more time to the process.  


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8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing the process Edgar--it's always interesting to see how one comes about to the final product. I love how the deer seem to have gone on a diet at some point! Very cute.

Helen Ström said...

You should share processes more often, that will open up the eyes of those who can't imagine what you go through to create your beautiful prints! Gives extra value to it, extra attraction to it!

Jen Appel said...

Many a year ago an account executive came to me with a rush advertising campaign. Billboards, print, etc., all to be delivered in 48 hours. He couldn't quite understand why I was laughing at him, since it was only, "an image with some text".

Love the behind the scenes peak of the process - the cards look great!

maggie said...

I love this! What a great look at your process of creating art. I saw y'alls stuff at Kindred in Raleigh this past weekend.. looked wonderful!

Rosie_Kate said...

Fascinating! I love seeing that workflow. Very interesting to see how a design evolves.

Kim said...

That's exactly what my sketchbook looks like when I'm drawing out my next stamp design!
Fun!

Cyanide said...

Hey, I know this is a shot in the dark here, but I was wondering if you would share your process on how you actually do the printing? I have some ideas for my own cards and postages and such, but I don't know how to take the finished original and get it into a form that can be reproduced. Do you have any links, perhaps, that you would share that you've found helpful when you were starting out, or something like that?

Mariana said...

Love seeing the process and the finished card is wonderful.