Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Pomegranate Tree // Logo Design Illustration for the UK Garden Centre & Coffee Shop

In May I completed a bespoke illustration for the newly opened "The Pomegranate Tree" Garden Centre and Coffee shop in Faversham, Kent, UK.

...and here is the final logo!
Images (C) Amy Holliday 2013 - do not use without permission.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Badger Family in the Snow // Animal Aid Christmas Cards 2013

A little out of season I know, but! I have just realised that my Badger Family illustration is available to buy as a Christmas Card via Animal Aid.

The cards are being sold in packs of 10 for £3.95 and all proceeds go towards helping this wonderful animal charity continue their amazing work.

 You can purchase them from the Animal Aid website here.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Personal: Manuka Flower and Honey Bee

Personal Work. A slightly more botanical/scientific illustration of Manuka Flowers and a honey bee. 

Manuka flowers are native to New Zealand and Australia. Their honey, with its "Active UMF Factor", is considered to have antiviral and antibacterial properties. "Most people who buy Manuka honey simply put it on their toast or in their tea, but where it really comes into its own is in treating wounds. In New Zealand, it has long been used in this way and studied extensively. Now, the NHS is doing the same." 

The honey bee proved quite difficult at first as it took many sketches to get the right proportions...and then when it came to adding colour, I had to first experiment with quite a few different techniques 
in the hope of capturing all of his different textures!

Images are (C) Amy Holliday 2013. Do not use without permission.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Sketchbook: Mini Pegasus!

Just something a little different I thought I'd share. 
This doodle is only a few centimeters big but I was just dying to add a few licks of colour.
I used to doodle horses a lot when I was little (what animal-obsessed girl didn't!)
and I have only just started to draw them again......  

Updates of new work coming soon!

(C) Amy Holliday 2013 not to be used without permission.