Thursday, 23 June 2011

Design Post: Safety Wallpapers

I recently finished these desktop wallpaper concepts for International Safety Systems. Now they are asking for public opinion about which ones should be available for download in different resolutions. It will likely be limited to the top four with the highest number of votes.

These are all purely vector art, created in Illustrator. In number 8, I even used some 3D effects. Some readers may recognize pieces in the "Sunny Day Delivery" wallpaper (number 6). The trees are my own stock art that I have used before, the clouds are free stock, and the sun and sky are from a previous illustration of mine. I arranged things differently and made changes for the ground in this new piece. The van, by the way, is straight from the vehicle wrap design. I think that one is my favourite of all nine, but don't let that influence your choice!

If the image here isn't big enough for a preview, you can see larger versions in the Safety Wallpapers for Your Screen album, which is on their Facebook Page.

To have your say, you can vote in the survey. Pick as many as you'd like!

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Friday, 17 June 2011

Art Post: Hot Red Bikini Prints

Have your say about which print you'd like to see added to my Bubblesite next by voting in the poll on my Facebook Page. The bikini images were taking the lead after only a few votes, so I've already added one of them.

If you've been following Green Corner for a while, you may recall that the two bikini images were part of an old April Fool's Day special I had up on the Green Corner website. I used a JavaScript rollover to allow quick switching from one image to the next. The original two pieces were Shiny Red Bikini and, on rollover, Invisible Bikini. It was a fun joke to make out of a sexy, but relatively tame pinup illustration. If you haven't seen them before, don't worry, both parts are work safe.

The poll choices are:

Hope you enjoyed this one! Feel free to let me know in the comments or on my page if there are other pieces you'd like to see available as prints too.

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Monday, 13 June 2011

Green Corner: Page 27

Page twenty seven of Green Corner has been published! (see preview below from one of the panels)

Please visit the Green Corner website to see the update.

I'm sorry about the long hiatus. I've been focusing on a lot of other things in the past year and a bit. This meant cutting back on creating comic pages.

Working for clients always comes first for me, but I will be making more of an effort to fit in some drawing time in my off hours so that updates can be a little more regular again.

I hope readers will enjoy seeing more Green Corner art return to my blog :)

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Friday, 3 June 2011

Art Post: Spring Blooms Wedding Templates

Please click to enlarge the above image.

This is a wedding template suite that I designed around the theme of "spring blooms." The set includes standard pieces as well as customizable buttons that can be worn at the event or used later as small keepsakes. The button design can also be used for keychains and magnets, if anyone would like to see those added. I'm also considering the addition of a custom printed tote bag to this set, for my Zazzle shop customers. Anything else you'd like to see, just let me know!

This is a more playful suite that works well for a more casual event, be it a wedding or a party. Although the invitations, reply cards, and thank you cards come with plain envelopes, designed envelopes are available separately. If you'd like to see different envelope sizes to use for regular stationery, just let me know and I'll create more envelope sizes.

For print-on-demand versions with customizable text, you can check out my Zazzle shop. Here are links to the individual items and their measurements:
  • Invitation (top left) - 7" x 5", most text customizable. One field each for bride's and groom's names, and a multi-line field for the details.
  • A7 envelope (top left, underneath) - 7.25" x 5.25", fits the invitation and postcard.
  • RSVP card (bottom left) - 5.5" x 4.25", all text customizable. Includes blank lines for invited guests to fill in by hand and circular checkboxes to confirm attendance.
  • Small envelope (front: bottom left, underneath and back: bottom right, underneath) - 6.5" x 4.7" (A6). Fits reply card and thank you card. Customizable text for both the to and from addresses.
  • Postcards (top centre) - all text customizable, blank back. Uses one size of white text on Zazzle, with eight lines available to allow customization for a variety of purposes. Can be used for an alternative invitation option or table numbers.
  • Brown buttons (top right) - available in multiple sizes from 1.25" to 6" diameter, default size is 2.25" diameter. Two lines of customizable text available. Text can be modified to use a guest name, a table number (or table name), or even a short saying.
  • Green buttons (top right, below the brown buttons) - available in multiple sizes from 1.25" to 6" diameter, default size is 2.25" diameter. Two lines of customizable text available. Text can be modified to use a guest name, a table number (or table name), or even a short saying.
  • Thank you cards (bottom right) - 5.5" x 4.25". No customizable text. Inside is blank for handwriting personal notes.
If you or anyone you know may be interested in having pieces custom designed for a wedding or other special event, you can see my special event design website for more information.

Please also get in touch if you would like me to assist you in creating items for your special day.

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Hi! My name is Emily.

Welcome to my art blog. I am an independent graphic designer and illustrator from the Toronto area. I create print and web solutions for a variety of businesses and individuals with a personal touch and conscientious approach.

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