Sunday, 28 July 2013

The prints are ready for sale

So here we are a month later and my 'Great Tit and Button' print is finally ready for purchase! I am really happy with how it has turned out. As you may have read in the previous post this is a hand drawn piece, coloured digitally. I am rather proud of my detailed shading on the little bird. I enjoyed every step of the working process and I hope you all love it as much as I do. And of course there will be more button themed prints coming soon!

A4 giclée print £14. Photographed in an Ikea Ribba frame.

Giclée print on 280g satin matt premium archival quality paper. Printed using exceptional pure ink with a fade resistant guarantee for up to 110 years

 Available in green, blue and purple. 

It's even available as a note/greeting card. Cute eh?

And if that isn't enough cute buttony goodness for you, then here is a sneaky peek at this years Realicoul Christmas card range...

Monday, 1 July 2013

Drawing was always my first love

Drawing was always my first love, ever since I was a small child. I would wish for wet play as it meant I could stay inside the classroom and draw. All the way through my education Art was my main subject. 

Now I love making things as you all know, but recently I have had a yearning to get out my pencils and start sketching again. I decided I wanted to incorporate my drawings into the Realicoul brand. So I am increasing my range of button jewellery & accessories to also include homewear and design. There will however ALWAYS be a button involved :)

The illustrations I am working on currently all consist of British garden birds and buttons. Since moving to our new house last July I have become a keen bird watcher. My garden is full of them! We have so many Blue Tits and Great Tits, its a joy watching them from my breakfast table. So I hope you love them as much as I do as these illustrations will soon be available as prints on my online shops. 

Here is my first finished piece of the Great Tit and Button.

 First it was hand drawn in pen.
Then I coloured it digitally. (Obviously the watermark wont be on the print you buy ;) )

Lots more birdies and buttons to come, and of course I will let you all know once they are available.