Winter Fair – Image 3

One last winter fair illustration commissioned by Learning A-Z.

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Christmas Cards Available

(Other merchandise also.)

This is the time of year to think about buying Christmas cards.  I have several designs available at my Zazzle store.  (Lately they’ve been running some 60% off sales on holiday cards, which makes them a reasonable price.  Just look for the coupon code.  Today’s is HOLIDAYZSAVE, but that only lasts until midnight tonight.  Black Friday’s coming up, though, so they’re bound to have more good discounts soon.  The code BLKFRIDAYZAZ will get you 60% off until the end of the day 11/25/18.)  The code ZCYBRMONDAYZ will get you up to 75% off on some projects.  I think it’s 60% on cards.  Until the end of the day Cyber Monday.  And I have a coupon code for 60% off cards, among other things. Good until midnight on Monday, Dec 3rd. Use ZCYBRMONDAY2 at checkout.  Use DECKTHEHALLS at checkout for 60% off cards until midnight on Friday, Dec 7th.


My latest is the Christmassy Streetcar that my Dad requested.
Ogerita

Last year’s card was my family ice skating.  Sorry it’s not a more universal image.  It’s very specifically my family, complete with Katie in her Canadian flag hoodie.  I have considered reworking it with polar bears or something skating instead, but I haven’t gotten around to it.
Ice Skating

Before that was a snowman family.  (Also available in portrait orientation and on other merchandise.)
Snowman Family

A single snowman with a cardinal perched on it’s hand/branch.  (Also available in portrait orientation and on other merchandise.  It’s particularly pretty on a coffee mug.)
Snowman

And, for the more new age among you, a Stonehenge winter solstice card.

Winter Solstice

There are also tons of other products up on my Zazzle store.  Mostly prints and cards, but other merchandise as well.  More-or-less any decent images that I still hold the copyright on are fair game for Zazzle printing.  If there’s any of my work that you’d like to see printed on something and I don’t already have it up, just let me know.  I’d be happy to set it up for you.

I’ve illustrated two books that are available also.  They’d make good Christmas gifts.
The Squishy, Stinky Diaper Written and Illustrated by Karen B. Jones
The Genie Loophole by Paul Maguire Illustrated by Karen B. Jones

(Preview images were generated by Zazzle.  They own the greeting card templates, I own the images pictured on the cards.)

Candy Cane Hearts

Double Heart Candy Canes 500

I think this will be next year’s Christmas card.  I was playing with HDR again.  Real HDR, not HDR-style.  The image didn’t really need HDR, but… eh.  I like how it turned out, though I haven’t printed it, so it may need some adjustments still.

I love the spot healing brush tool in Photoshop, because after several days, the snow I used wasn’t perfectly clean. Also, when you set a candy cane in the snow, it starts bleeding red into the snow.  So, I had to correct that as well.

And here’s another one.

little candy cane heart 500

Snow Pictures

As some of you may have heard, it snowed a bit in the last week or so.  I didn’t go out taking many pictures because it was cold and I didn’t want to.  But here are three I did manage to come up with.  The third one’s my favorite.  I was playing with HDR on the last two and I fiddled with the colors a lot for the bike.