Desember is here, so Winter is coming. You get my idea. Yuletide and Christmas clipart, cheerful songs and spicy wine!
We have been working on this for the last month and a half (give or take) and I can not wait to show you the results!
Of course they are cute, but there’s more to it – they’re enchanted. I’m serious!
Can you imagine these in real world designs? My hands are itching to get some paper and scissors and open a booth for holiday cards and paper decor. Of course I don’t have time for this, but I told you there’s magic in there, so you never know.
We combined watercolor pencils, watercolors and some digital painting (the snowflake) and got this.
As you can read in the description (follow the link to the magic), there are more than 100 illustrations – big and small; 19 seamless patterns in variations and for those who enjoy the season starting early – there are 14 pre-made cards to personalize or just print and send 🙂
I didn’t take pictures while painting this collection, but I should have. May be. Now I look at it and wish I had pictures of the early stages and pencil drawings.
Do you use winter clipart?
I’m getting more and more curious to hear what different people do with these collections. SO, write us, drop a line here or on Instagram. We’d love to hear from you!
I imagine the most popular use of such collection is for cards for the holidays or winter birthdays and announcements, but how about some fabric or gadget cases?
Now I’m not sure everyone sees the tiny squares on Gumroad pictures, that indicate there is more than one image and honestly I find them ridiculously small and invisible. This is one of the reasons why I’ll post some of the preview images also here, so everyone could see them without having to guess where’s the rest.
Lately we discovered there is no much kids clipart in watercolors. Most is Adobe Illustrator made, which is not bad at all, but often lacks the warmth of a true hand painted illustration, like from a picture book 30 years ago, when there were no computer graphics. Oh, I know there are terrific illustrators out there, that work only digitally and I’m often amazed by their work. But my affection is for real watercolor, where you can’t press Ctrl + Z and fix a mistake.
It is sweet as we wanted to get the spooky out of the game. I honestly can’t understand today’s popular culture of fear and don’t want to contribute to it. Especially when kids are concerned. I don’t like the all sugary stuff too, but it has it’s place. Fear though, shouldn’t have a place at all. May be this is a theme for another post.
A girl, a bear and a fox are all too excited about Halloween and share some funny moments.
Lilly is a funny little girl, adventurous and light-hearted. Bear is silly cute creature, that dreams of walking on the walls. And last but not least, Fox is a all-time-smile little guy with a bat costume.
Check all the images. I’ll be back with a design tutorial video on how to make a Halloween Party invitation.
We’re now working hard to get all set for the first issue. It will include some tutorials, some ideas and some freebies, so stay tuned.
At the same time we’re making a new collection that will hopefully be ready by mid July (see the sneak peek here) just in time for all the back to school preparations. Here’s another reason for you to subscribe – we’ll have a sweet discount code for our subscribers!
We believe it is really important to be able to communicate directly, to ask you what you think about certain product we work on or what would you love to get in our next set; share with you discounts and free graphic resources (like clipart and textures) and let you know the minute there is new or upcoming collection. In short we want to talk with you – our customers and followers.
For this we have now added a subscription form for our monthly newsletter. Well, newsletter sounds a bit pompous for what we plan, but you’ll see.
Another news is after trial and error we decided to go with Gumroad for our own shop. In the next few weeks we’ll be gradually uploading all our collections and fonts in big and small bundles. This will give you more personalized choices when you’re deciding on what clipart you need for your project and what license. All will be crystal clear and easy.
And here is a sneak peek of what we’re up to right now