Christmas, 11 months too early
posted on January 25, 2013 in Illustration | 3 comments
I just recently finished some Christmas designs for my agent. When I say recently, I mean this month, January. Apparently, holiday designs are in demand all year round, with buyers in various stationery and art licensing shows looking for designs to license as early as January or February. Fortunately, the weather’s pretty cool and chilly here in Manila this time of year (it hit 18 C recently! Hello, climate change) so it’s not that ironic to be doing designs for December compared to, say, April or May, when the heat and humidity here is unforgiving.
And since I’m on a pattern kick lately, I made a seamless pattern from the border elements, too. I think this will look great as a gift wrap or on gift bags.
Also mocked up how it would potentially look like as a stationery set with matching sticker seals, envelopes, and packaging.