Business blue tits

by emmaillustrates

Business cards were the order of the day around working yesterday.  Here’s the finished design for the front face of them:

I’m already thinking about changes i’ll make for the next set!  I’d imagine the bird and corner may need to be drawn with a heavier line or they might disappear although i really want it to be as subtle as possible, so I’ll see how they look when they’re printed.  A greater contrast between the grey colour and the bright colour might be good.  A darker, cooler grey would help i think.

I started out with a drawing from a shirt i’d made.  Here he is, he was just hand painted so he’s looking a little battered a couple of years on.

Here’s mr blue tit as a sketch from the shirt and some claw images i copied, as i was never happy with how i had painted them on the shirt.  in the end i used the open claws (bottom left of claw drawings) and worked from those to imagine how they might act when gripping a thread.

 

Here’s the two elements combined.  I was toying with two ideas for the thread, either he’s pulling open the edge of the card or it leads onto the other side to spell out my name.  I liked the idea of a bright corner being revealed, so that’s where i landed.

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