Tuesday, 24 November 2015

creating a commissioned corporate card - for Harveys Brewery

I was excited to be commissioned by Harveys Brewery this year to paint their Christmas Card.
I had a personal tour in the spring and took lots of photos and saw several of the staff in action!

The challenge was to try to include everyone that works there, enjoying their annual Chrismas Hog roast in a snowy Brewery Yard.

Hard to decide which is the best angle and how to include anything, so we decided on back and front views, for both sides of the card.

Here are my very first rough plans...we wanted snow, all the people, the buildings and the vehicles.

Then it was time to draw them out again, larger and to put all the people in... First in pencil, and then overdrawn with the pen, and time to clean up the paper!

It is so exciting when I have the clean paper at this stage ready for the very first washes of paint.
I will share those with you soon...

Bradleys sweet shop - Sweet Memories

Here is the finished painting of Bradleys sweet shop in Burgess Hill...as I remember it!

Many a visit was had back here in the 70's!