Above you can see my design for a Christmas card. Specifically it is for my daughter's company. She asked me to make it a couple of weeks ago - including cartoons of all twenty seven employees.
That was quite a challenge I can tell you! In a sketch book, I made dozens of practice pen portraits. I had the idea of presenting the twenty seven like a football squad. There's Steve in the middle. He is the entrepreneurial boss. And there's our Frances on the front row in her black and amber Hull City strip.
She joined SourceBreaker just over two years ago and at that time she was the fifth member of staff.
The business is thriving. They occupy office accommodation halfway up The Shard in London. As I understand it their main raison-d'etre is the creation and delivery of software that assists in the processes of recruitment - making it easier to connect businesses with the right new recruits. Please don't ask me any more! All I know is that Steve's idea has gone from strength to strength.
To create the funny faces, all I had to work with was a single photo of each member of staff but I was very motivated to do a good job. After all many other people will be seeing it because four hundred copies will shortly be printed to send off to clients. Though I say it myself, I am rather pleased with how it turned out.
Brilliant, you've done it again.ReplyDelete
I love the little socks and boots.
When I made that cartoon of you I should have put you in a Brighton and Hove Albion kit!Delete
you and yours are certainly successful people!ReplyDelete
the card idea is really unique and well executed
You are very kind Kylie.Delete
Great job, and how huge a compliment is that to be asked to draw the card that will reach so many clients!ReplyDelete
You are right Jenny and that is why I tried so hard.Delete
I would love to be one getting one of these in the mail! I'm sure those that do love your handiwork - great job.ReplyDelete
I didn't want to let my daughter down.Delete
Mr. P! You constantly surprise me with your talents! This is wonderful!ReplyDelete
Aw shucks honey!Delete
A grand job!ReplyDelete
I am pleased you used the word "grand" Christina!Delete
Love it! You have a real talent - did you ever think about doing some freelance work?ReplyDelete
All my life I have squandered my creative talents Bonnie and I don't see that changing in my remaining years.Delete
No, not squandered. Many people are enjoying your talents and obviously not just in blogland!Delete
Hey, that is delightful! Truly! Did you have a small profile of each or did you just guess about who should wear the crown?ReplyDelete
That guy's name is Michael King - known as Kingy amongst his work colleagues.Delete
Awesome job! I wish I had your talent.ReplyDelete
I am sure that you have your own talents CSC.Delete
So much fun! A unique, original card and one that will bring much joy, many smiles, I'm sure.ReplyDelete
Well done, Yorkie. You might have the seeds there for a new little business operated from the privacy of your home! :)
I remember that I made a cartoon of your good self with John Gray when you were The Laughing Horse "Blogger of the Year".Delete
It's no wonder the horse laughed!! :)Delete
Awesome job. I have a T shirt done the same way back in the 70's It's a keepsake and probably the only one left.ReplyDelete
I guess you mean of school staff?Delete
I guess I missed some important info. You were able to put it together.Delete
That's the best idea for a company's Christmas card I've ever seen! Like Peace Thyme, I wondered about the man with the crown.ReplyDelete
RJ's firm consisted of just him, and then him and me, for two years. Now there are five of us. The other three were all my friends before I introduced them to RJ and we invited them to join us.
That sounds like healthy evolution to me and I am still impressed that you manage to work in harmony for a boss with whom you were romantically attached for so long.Delete
My word !...that is superb. As Lee said, you could make a business out of doing cards like that.ReplyDelete
Maybe when the card goes out another business will contact me.Delete
I admire your talent.ReplyDelete
Thanks again Graham.Delete
It turned out really well! I hope Sourcebreaker will be paying you. If they can afford digs in the Shard, surely they can cut a check to their Christmas card designer!ReplyDelete
I really do not mind Steve. The boss has given my daughter a very generous financial gift ahead of her wedding.Delete