Whoohoo! My 2017 fall card is ready to print. A successful illustration should be seamless, appearing as a cohesive image rather than an assemblage. However, looking at the elements individually can be an interesting exercise. Also, this approach helps me to stay on track and avoid becoming overwhelmed.
This design can be broken down into
four main elements:
Digitally edited original hand painted lettering.
Original illustration digitally rendered
Original border, digitally drawn and duplicated