Hello there! My apologies for
not posting at all leading up to the festive season - had to take some time out from blogging. Anyway, these are the
Leyendecker inspired illustrations, which are just underdrawings in their
current state. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and enjoy the New Year
celebrations to come!
Okay, so this is a mood board
which shows my reference material for the project I talked about in my last
post. Naturally, J. C. Leyendecker’s work for The Saturday Evening Post is a
stand out source of inspiration for me when illustrating a romantic Christmas,
as it should be for anyone. I’m going to take bits and pieces from these images
and make something which looks a little more contemporary and a
little more tactile into Christmas cards. I want to keep the
warm, festive feeling of Leyendecker’s original illustrations.