Merry Christmas, my friends! I’m so happy to share this watercolor illustration with you!
The Christmas Essentials print has been on my ‘can’t wait to make’ list for a while. I did a winter essentials print (found here) to go along with the seasonal essential prints (here is the spring, summer and autumn designs), but the winter print is missing a few of the best parts of Christmas, so it seemed a new print was in order.
I posted my initial sketches on instagram asking for your Christmas must-haves and you all came through! So many fun, christmasy things were mentioned and I had a great time picking my favorites, sketching and watercoloring for the new print.
After I painted the illustrations, but before turning them into digital art, I had the crazy idea to screen-capture the whole process. I put this little video together so you can see how this art print came to be!
Isn’t that fun?! I am not video expert, but I’m pretty proud of myself for putting this together!
OMGosh! The video was too fun to watch! Thank you for sharing your talents with the world. You are one gifted girl!
Thank you so much for Beautiful art♡
Thank you so much for the whimsical print!! I printed it on heavy paper, tied it with a bow and gave it as a party favor at my annual Christmas Ornament Exchange!!! Thank you for taking the time and sharing your talent with all of us!! Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful artwork!
Your video shows how much you’re a little fairy. Thank you for giving us the scenes of this work and this beautiful illustration.
I love this! Thank you for sharing your process and the final product. You have a gift!
Thank you so much for this beautiful print! I have printed out all your “essentials” prints and use them as office decor every season:) Merry Christmas!
I love the print and the video. Thank you!
So beautiful – thanks for sharing!!
I would love to make cards like these for the holidays and I would LOVE if you would like to share en behind-the scenes on the process of painting the watercolor illustrations (the actual painting process) – do you think that would be a possibility?
By the way – how do you get the white dots on the night sky, the present and the tree?
What is the name of the font you use for the labels next to each illustration?
I would be happy to record next time I paint!
For the white stars and lights on the tree, I used white gouache paint.
The font is called Stand Tall (one I made that you can get for free in The Archive).
Thanks a lot, Emily!
Would it be possible to share (maybe in i video) how you make a font?
I already joined your Graphic Design Course so I have an idea on how to work in Illustrator;-)
I made the fonts using a fun app on the ipad. Here is a post about how I made it: https://jonesdesigncompany.com/create/turn-handwriting-font/
Love it even more after the video! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
The print is AWESOME! I’ve been wondering how to turn artwork into digital and your video gave me a glimpse. Maybe there could be a tutorial in the future? :)
Så beautiful! Thanks a ton for sharing with us!!
What font do you use for the labels next to all the items?
The font is called Stand Tall (one I made) and is available to download for free in The Archive!
I absolutely loved seeing “behind the scenes”!
These essentials prints are just perfect! :)
Wow Emily! That is amazing and so beautiful! Thank you so much for the video, and just it is interest, what program did you use to screen record? I’ve tried before but never been successful…. Thanks again! ❤
I use Camtasia for mac :)
Oh wow, that was an amazing process to watch, thank you for sharing
That was adorable and so fun to watch!! And great job with the music too!! It was a perfect choice and totally in synch! Did you do all that in iMovie?
Great job you talented gal and thanks for this peek. ?
I created the video using Camtasia for Mac.
He he – super fun seeing the making!! Thanks for the print!
What a fun video. Thanks for sharing how you work your magic. I am so curious, how long did it take you to format the print once you scanned it?
I probably spent an hour or two on it. I sped the video up to 900% and cut out a bit, too. It takes a while for me to get it just right!
The video was so FUN!! I thought it was pretty impressive. I loved seeing how you put together the print and all the hard work it takes. Behind the scenes always brings me back to reality and helps me to appreciate even more the blessing that you are to all of us. Thank you SO much Emily for being the biggest giver I know <3
Ah, thank you!
I love this one! I really enjoyed the video. It’s fun to see your creative process and all the work that goes into creating a graphic image after the brainstorming and painting.
Thank you Emily. I love it!!!
I LOVED the video! Thanks.
Thank you! I LOVE it! I’m Dying! I can’t believe it’s free!