Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Typically when I take on a new project, the first thing I do is research. After 25+ years in this business I have quite an extensive portfolio, so I typically start there. It's always fun to look back at what I have created along the way.

There are images that I totally forgot about, others that make me say "Wow, I did that"? and then some that make me cringe and say "What was I thinking"?

Recently I took on a project geared to children, which I have to say is one of my favorite kinds of projects. It is always a nice challenge to create something for a child that appeals to the adult that is purchasing the item.

While I can't share the new art, I can share some of the images that I came across in some of my older portfolios. As with all projects, each one required a different style depending on the client. They know how to keep me on my toes!


Childrens art

Children's illustration
These Fairies were done for wall art. They are made of printed and painted paper, fabric, stitching and buttons. Although they were created years ago, they remain two of my favorite pieces. I still have the originals and keep thinking that I need to frame them.
I believe that they are still available as prints at AllPosters.

Children's Illustration

Children's Illustration

These two were created for a calendar I did for Lang. Both were based on my own childhood memories. (You can read more about that on an older blog post if you are interested). Both images were made from cut paper.

Children's Illustration

And then sometimes I get asked for line drawings. I loved doing these because the line drawings were what got me into licensing in the first place. These images were done for onesies.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane.

1 comment:

  1. Paula, I love your artwork because it nudges and inspires me to have fun when creating. It seems you let the child in all of us come out to play. Love it!