I illustrated the monthly calendar for Kamratposten this year

Had the opportunity to illustrate this year’s calendar for Kamratposten. I think it’s a super fun gig, maybe I should make my own calendar in the future? Perhaps one with foxes? ;)

Here’s the one for July. There’s nothing better than taking a bath in one of the lakes during the hottest(and oh, so rare) summer days in Sweden. Gosh, I’m really longing for when it’s safe to freely stroll around again. Feels like this summer got cancelled.

However, I learned a lot while working on this calendar. Color harmony, especially. Was struggling a bit during last year, while I subconsciously made my illustrations way too saturated. I thought that I had it all figured out, but nope.

Yay for progress pics! Here’s the initial sketsch and the color scheme, that I used as reference.

Then, when I worked on this piece, something just clicked. I slowly learned how to control my colors better, without sweating it. Still not entirely sure, whether I know exactly what I’m doing. But perhaps I could cover this in a future post, once I gain better understanding of it. All i know is that it’s way easier now!

Got 5 more illustrations to show, as I made one for each month. Next one will be posted in the beginning of August :)

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4 Comments

  1. Tej 14 July, 2020 at 23:31

    Great illustration! A calendar with cute foxes does sound great. Loving the colors and brushwork in this illustration. Will look forward to the next one :)

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    1. Andrea 14 July, 2020 at 23:36

      So happy you liked it, thank you!

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  2. umair 15 July, 2020 at 09:40

    beautiful, how much time it was completed.

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    1. Andrea 15 July, 2020 at 12:59

      Thank you! Hm, unless I’m in a hurry, an illustration like this would take me a couple of days to make.

      Reply

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