Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards - student project

I wanted to create this years christmas cards while participating in this class. 

My inspiration came from the always very elegant and minimalistic look of hollies, and I really enjoy the dark red and dark green christmassy colours. 

I also wanted to make sure to keep my cards classy and clean in their look. 

Christmas Cards - image 1 - student project

I began by sketching some hollies, leaves, branches. I looked at some references, but I also freestyled a bit.

Christmas Cards - image 2 - student project

After sketching, I added some colour. I chose to stay within the dark green and the dark red and made sure to layer enough colour to keep the illustrations looking sharp and rich.

Christmas Cards - image 3 - student project

After scanning and working on my illustrations in photoshop/illustrator, I put together this repeat pattern. 

Christmas Cards - image 4 - student project

The finished result is this serie of cards, and perhaps they'll end up in several post boxes around the globe this winter. 

Kamilla Vinther
I work with colours, shapes and typography.