Rise Design and Shine - week one

I worked on this design over the weekend and used sections of my abstract paintings from my sketch book as sections of the background. I really enjoyed building this work; I think there were 45 layers in total! This is an alternative Valentine card - I wanted it to work just as well as a card to send to a best friend.

You can buy this card at my shop on https://www.thortful.com/creator/gabriellabuckingham

You can buy this card at my shop on https://www.thortful.com/creator/gabriellabuckingham

Another fresh start!

Here I am again. I've finally built what I hope will be my long standing art and illustration site. There are still products to add to the shop of course. A shop with one item isn't going to set the world on fire. 

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Now the key thing for me is to spend more time exploring areas of work in more depth - as well as designing for Moobaacluck and any other freelance illustration jobs that come in of course!

In August I'm going to be starting Sherry London's new course that you can read about here. She is a Photoshop guru and I know I will learn a lot from it. The only trouble is it concludes while I am on holiday but I'll be able to watch everything even if I can't do it all. Either way I will be taking my sketchbook on holiday and just drawing. It's been ages since I have had that luxury.