I’ve finished my 2013 Christmas Cards, sent them off to the printers, and they should be here around December 10th, with plenty of time to send off to friends and family and clients.
My friend Lauren Panepinto helped me with the text. She came up with several idea, I liked all of them, so had all the different designs printed. Thanks to Moo.com for being able to do that!
You can see the whole cards on my Behance site.
Kringle – copyright 2013 by Tim Paul
Krampus – copyright 2013 by Tim Paul
While I was temping a few months, I decided to start working with traditional mediums again, watercolors, gouache, markers and ink brushes. When I first started illustrating, I did traditional illustrations in acrylic.
I shared a table with Scott Brundage at New York Comic Con this year. He did a lot of commissioned drawings, and did quite well. Normally I’m not to interested in trying to sell the original art, because when it’s digital, there’s really nothing physical to sell.
But I thought I’d give it a try, and made a bunch of small spot drawings there. I sold one. But I liked it, and have been experimenting more with traditional medium. Here are some of the sketches and drawings.
The Girl with Funglasses © 2013
Don’t Look © 2013
Chicken w/pearls © 2013
Building © 2013
Birds! © 2013
Animals © 2013
Train person 3 © 2013
Train person 2 © 2013
Train person © 2013
Confused Lady © 2013
The Monocle © 2013
The Monocle and Henchmen © 2013
Monkeywrench © 2013
The Monocle © 2013
Tea Time Lady © 2013
Lunching Ladies © 2013
Old Man © 2013
House wife © 2013
Angry Moose © 2013
Drinking monkey © 2013
Housewife © 2013
Frenchy © 2013
Goatboarder © 2013
I was invited to participate in a daily sketch blog, called the Month of Love. Each day, 20 different artists post a sketch or drawing about love. Sometimes there is a challenge for the day, sometimes it’s up to the artist. It’s a pretty fun exercise in creativity and makes sure you spend some time each day, drawing.
Here are some of my sketches:
Today my art work appears in an Adonit stylus add:
The great thing about the image was I did it for myself, to break in the new Adonit stylus I bought to use with my iPad. I tweeted and facebooked it, and Adonit saw it and contacted me about using it in their add. Not bad. It’s also my Christmas Card this year.
My artwork is also on Hire an Illustrator’s site as the background.
I’m very happy how it came out. The falling snow was their touch, and I think that it’s a great touch.
Over all, it’s a good week.