Even if now in Australia is sunny and warm and basically to me it doesn't look like Christmas at all, it's actually Christmas time!
In fact, I grown up in the northern part of Italy, near Swiss, where Christmas is really cold and I must admit it's very difficult to get excited when all around you scream the exact opposite of it.
But here we are, Christmas is around the corner and I think it's now time to show you the Christmas card I did a while ago! I did this at school in screen printing class and I had lot of fun doing it.
This is instead the original design done digitally in Photoshop.
I used two different layers/colors which create a third one when overlapping. Cool, uh?
As you can see in the printed version, not all the details came through... My fault, cause the design was too small (A6/A5 size), it would have worked better if it was a A4 size.
Anyway, since it's Christmas time (I really need to repeat this to myself several times every day otherwise it's hard to believe!!) I also decided to give you a little "present"!
I really want to share this amazing Idea Generator post that I found last night. It's written by the awesome illustrator Jillian Tamaki. She used to teach at Parsons (I'm not sure if she still do that) and this is a lecture she gave to her students about how she creates her work.
Interesting!! And incredible useful too.
So enjoy the article and have a incredible merry Christmas!!