Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely festive season. Sadly my beautiful ginger cat passed away during the holidays, so it was all quiet here, and I am looking forward to a new year and new beginnings.
In the downtime between Yuletide and New Year, and I guess in my brain’s attempt to keep my mind off sadder things, I spent three days solid working on a series of zodiac symbol illustrations.
Each symbol was hand drawn in pencil and then inked over to create a bold image, which I then scanned into Photoshop and coloured digitally, so that I could get the flat colour I wanted. Each symbol was then added to a background, again hand sketched originally and then coloured in Photoshop. There are a series of 12 that are all individual pieces, but I’ve put them together here to save a bit of space!
I had fun doing them, and it certainly took my mind off things, and lifted my mood.
I have a couple of plans for new eraser carvings already, one simple one to finish off my symbol series from last year, and one much more intricate one (the ones I love!), which will recall a recent walk along Hadrian’s Wall.
Hope you’re well and keeping creative