A private commission for a family in Japan

I recently undertook a private commission for a lovely family in Japan. I don’t often have time to do these but this was a social 10th Anniversary present and I was happy to fit it into my schedule. 

Masayoshi contacted me and asked if I would illustrate his family having a picnic with Jesus, in a similar style and feel to my illustrations for The Jesus Storybook Bible. After showing me which page he liked, I started with an initial sketch, using Masayoshi’s photos for reference of his family. 

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After some discussion I then proceeded to colour the illustration and after a few alterations and tweaks we came up with the finished illustration below.  

I then printed the image on A3 Somerset Enhanced Textured Radiant White 225gsm paper and sent it to Masayoshi in Japan.  

I then printed the image on A3 Somerset Enhanced Textured Radiant White 225gsm paper and sent it to Masayoshi in Japan.  

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Yesterday I received a lovely photo from the family showing the print framed in their house, Masayoshi has given me permission to share it here. He and his family are very happy with it.

 

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If you would like to commission me you can find some prices on my shop at the link below and you can email me at jago@jagoillustration.com

My shop 

Throwback Thursday

Here’s a project I worked on in 2017 that was never published. It was fun to work on character designs for a potential book. 

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A spur of the moment painting...

I happened across this photo posted by my friend and author Sally Lloyd Jones last night…

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I liked the only window and decided on the spur of the moment to draw it, so below is the Procreate illustration I came up with. I pretty much never try to copy a photo so this was quite a nice challenge for me.

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Must Be Talking To An Angel

I’ve been working on a private commission for a client in Japan so I haven’t had much time for drawing today. Here’s a quick Procreate sketch based on the Eurythmics song “There Must Be An Angel” which for some reason was stuck in my head. Sometimes its good to start a drawing with no real idea of where it’s going or what it’s about.

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