Remember Joulukorttikauppa: my online Christmas Card Shop? Well it’s not Christmas right now – even though it snowed yesterday in Finland – but I decided to open a Spring edition of the shop. There I sell my non-Christmas postcards and art prints during May 2017.
From the selection you can find postcards for Finnish celebrations like high school graduation and confirmation party but also all kinds of postcards from my illustrations and paintings. I will post the orders on Saturdays. Check also Joulukorttikauppa’s facebook page.
Thank you for checking out my postcard shop. Have an awesome MayDay! Or as they say here in Finland: Hauskaa Vappua!
“Diamonds are girl’s best friend” they say. I’m not sure if I agree since it does sound quite a lonely life to have only cold shiny diamonds as your best friend. I prefer something that can love you back. Still I do think diamonds are pretty. Especially I love the simplified shape of the diamond when it’s drawn. This watercolor work started as a platform for a crazy diamond pattern. But the message is that despite the huge amount of diamonds around the girl herself is the biggest diamond of all just the way she is.
Here is a making of photographs of the progress. I started with a pencil sketch and then added layers of watercolor.
For the pattern I wanted brighter colors so I used ink instead of watercolor.
Only thing still missing is the floating diamonds.
Here below is the finalized illustration With Diamonds.
Some details. First close up of the face. I kept it very natural.
2nd close up – the pattern: diamonds, plus sign, round seeds and ribbons.
Have an absolutely diamondy week!