March Meet The Maker - Day 1

I’m going to try to participate in this years March Meet The Maker. Day 1 is “Favourite to make”.

My favourite thing to make is drawings, but as I make them digitally I suppose the closet thing to this is my prints. I produce all my own prints using an Epson SureColor 600 printer with pigment inks  and archival paper. This means that my prints should last at least 50 years without fading (I’ll be 89 by then so hopefully I’ll be able to check). Here’s a few recent orders I printed today. 

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20 Winter Birds Daily Drawing Challenge is Complete!

You can buy prints of any of the birds on my shop…

https://jagoillustration.patternbyetsy.com/shop/25658193/20-winter-birds

I may also make a calendar out of these later in the year.

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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