Happy holidays!

This year I sent out a couple of physical holiday cards with custom art. This is the Christmas themed one, based on the KnowNote characters in a chibi form. Originally intended for the developer of KnowNote (see previous post), I liked the card so much I made it my default one! It's folded in the middle, meaning the rectangular portraits are on the back.

Afer receiving several tips in the Dutch illustrators Facebook group and trying out a couple different ones I had them printed at de Kaarten Drukkerij as suggested by Marijke Klompmaker and went with a mat coated, A5 sized (half a letter, European size), double pressed cardboard which ended up looking and feeling very nice!

Happy holidays and best wishes for 2015!


Know Note

After a long period of projects under NDA and such, at long last an update.

I've had the opportunity to design a set of characters and make song and instrument illustrations for the music game Know Note. The game currently has 40 well known songs you can play in various difficulties. You can check out the game, currently in beta, at http://www.knownote.com

We did character designs mostly focusing on outfits and base colours, as well as illustrations of them playing instruments and dancing. We went with an ethnically diverse group which, if it were up to us, would've been much bigger.  

The other three had less established colours and I tried out various schemes. 

In total, 40 song images were needed as well for songs like Kryptonite, Life is a Highway, Yellow, Oops I did it Again, Little Lion Man, Ironic etc.