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.

Holiday cards

 
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.

Christmas pattern

 
Also mocked up how it would potentially look like as a stationery set with matching sticker seals, envelopes, and packaging.

Holiday boxed gift cards mockup
 
Holiday cards mockup

 
Happy holidays in advance! :P For art licensing inquiries, feel free to get in touch with me (contact form here) or Natasha from Advocate Art at natasha [at] advocate-art.com.

3 comments

    • Thanks, Eula! I feel like my cat drawings have evolved very recently to mirror my two cats I got late last year ^___^ I was commissioned for Filipino holiday designs some 3 years ago but have since dropped that work from my portfolio as it was drawn in a style I no longer have now. I was planning on making Filipino-themed Christmas tags to give away later this year on my site, though! :)

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