At the day job, a colleague of mine is going be starting a little family shortly. It’s likely that it’ll happen before this is even published.
A baby shower was thrown and donations were collected. We are, as always, a little strapped for cash, so I thought about the best way to donate in a meaningful way. In the end, I settled for designing a little congratulations card for my colleague. They don’t know the sex of the baby so I kept it as neutral as possible.
I sketched it out with my micron pens (of course!), cleaned it up on the computer, created vectors and then used photoshop to colour it in.
I love the colours and the end result.
At first, I wasn’t sure whether it was ‘too messy’ to be considered anything other than a doodle but cleaning it up and smoothing out the lines really made a big difference. I think it looks a lot better than it initially did.
I’m still not sure about the final colour choices. Would you have chosen a different colour palette?