Doing any kind of christmas stuff in the middle of summer always feel slightly weird, especially as Im usually sitting around in short sleeves wishing I was in the garden rather than at my desk! Anyway, despite the distractions of my garden I have finished designing this years new limited edition winter art toy. Heres a few in progress pics...
Once I make the first rough mock up (usually hand inked onto scrap fabric and roughly stiched together) I do the final art then scan and send off to the ever wonderful Zoe & Solii at Befab, these lovely ladies always do an amazing job of printing my watercolours onto fabric, I can't say enough good stuff about their service check out their website (plus they always send me a happy little handwritten note in with each batch of printing, sooo lovely!)
And here he is, my Wintery Pola Bear art toy complete with his own hand knitted red wool scarf!
As I have done with the Golden Reindeer before, these will only be made in an extremely limited run so once they are gone they are gone, he will go on sale around September for those of you who are super organised about your christmas shopping (unlike me!).
I'm Kat and I'm an illustrator living and working in Bath in the UK. This blog is a record of my artwork, projects and anything I think is interesting, I hope you'll read a little of my ramblings!
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