Welcome to the my blog. My name is Lucy Farfort i'm a freelance illustrator & designer maker. This is where you can find out what i've been up to of late, read my attempts at a decent post & the rantings of a visual addict. Hope you like it. You can contact me to say 'hi' by email on lucy@lucyshappyplace.com
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Friday, 10 May 2013

A Christening gift

This week as well as working on updating my website which i'm pleased to say should be finished by the end of today, I have also been working on a new illustration commissioned by a lovely lady as a gift for her godson's Christening. Actually for once i've had a very productive week, perhaps it was down to the much needed break over the long weekend, but as well as doing all the other usual worky stuff I also managed to write my wedding vows and better still i'm dead pleased with them. Whoop!!

Anyway back to the matter at hand - the illustration :)
Helen, the lady who came to me with the idea, already had a rough vision of what she wanted; something which incorporated Dr Seuss's words 'Oh the places you'll go' with the boy holding onto a balloon and floating over the world. She told me that her husband and her liked to see the world and travel so this was to make a very personal gift from them  - what a lovely idea!
Together we came up with a final plan and this is the finished piece:

I really enjoyed doing this piece of work and love how its turned out. Plus I also discovered a new Photoshop tool in the process - bonus. It will be a great addition to my new website portfolio.
Well thats all folks. Hopefully either over the weekend or next week i'll get a chance to post about my new look site.