This week-end, a friend of mine who often reads the blog had his birthday. 🙂 I made him a birthday card (in A5 format) for the occasion. I know he has a female dog which is an Akita Inu, so I decided it would be the main character of the illustration.
Until now, I've never drawn dogs that I was proud of. It was a small challenge because a birthday gift must not be ugly ! I started making sketches and color tests. It was a while I haven't drawn, and I haven't drawn with brush pens for a longer time (I don't draw much in my bullet journal now). You now understand the challenge 😅
The final result !
The dog says :"Cool, a new house ! Do we plan a
small BIG L.A.N. for a party ? A game of Age of Empires ? Happy birthday !"
We can also read "such house-warming" "much wow".
I used a half-sheet of Canson paper of 180g/m², which is thick but not too much because it is not watercolor. It is also the reason why I made a test on a small piece of this paper : I wanted to check that the brushpens will not pass through the paper.
I bought a long time ago the set of black pens and brushpen Pigma Micron in art shop at 12,95€ (cheaper than on Amazon !), and the brushpens set on Amazon. I used them a lot for my bullet journal series.
It was a while since I haven't drawn for birthday cards ! I missed that, I love making hyper customized illustrations ! 😊
(have you seen my Deadpool card ?)
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