Thought it was time for a new post as I've just finished my first attempt at a painting in 6 years and only just got round to taking photographs of it :P
After checking out artists such as Josephine Wall and Linda Ravenscroft I've been overwhelmed with fantasy and brightly coloured themes and it reminded me of a project I did while I was studying illustration.
The brief was to illustrate a playing card without using a literal representation of the face/number or the suit. I chose the 2 of Hearts and this is the idea I came up with:
I decided to revisit the idea after seeing so many wonderful artwork by well known and not so well known fantasy artists, I changed it a lot from the original one I came out with which was very flat and just well... crap!! But the idea always stuck with me ^_^
It was fun getting back into using crazy, whimsical colours and hiding things in amongst the shrubbery, now my brain is full to the brim with ideas! :D
I'll be back as soon as I've got something else worth showing!
Untill next time ^_^