Tag Archives: illustration

So Many Babies!

8 Dec

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Well, this is my first post in quite some time – I’ve just finished up my busiest year yet, and the fall was a jumble of overlapping deadlines (I still can’t believe I hit them all!) I feel very, very fortunate to have worked on so many super fun projects with lovely clients in 2015. So, that’s the delay in posting about this little cutie, which arrived in September.

It’s SO MANY BABIES!!! Loveable, cuddly animal babies and their parents, set to a catchy rhyme by well-known Canadian poet Lorna Crozier. I had worked with BC publisher Orca Books before, and it’s always a great experience. It’s pretty much a dream job to create and look at pictures of cute baby animals all day! (If you’ve never seen a pic of a baby wombat, just google it – you won’t be disappointed. Goofy-looking little things so full of character!)

You can buy a copy of the book at Chapters/Indigo or on Amazon. And see my full portfolio on my website.

Here are some of my fave illustrations from the book:

Big holiday savings in my Society6 shop!

7 Dec

Starting now… until Dec. 14 – everything in my Society6 shop is $5 off! And receive free shipping!

Here’s your very own link to receive the deal:

http://society6.com/laurawatsonillustration/cases?promo=QKJH43KWX73V

AND here are some super fun monogrammed iPhone cases.

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Teeth Fairies – A Baby Teeth Tradition

18 Nov

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So this was truly a dream project… I was commissioned to illustrate a book, and design a doll and keepsake box for a complete gift set for kids at that wiggly-tooth stage of life (which my little one is smack in the middle of!)

The website, www.teethfairies.com, just launched and is loads of fun – some of my illustrations have been animated, which is a first for me! According to the site: “The classic tale of the tooth fairy gets an exciting update and modern twist and helps parents with getting kids to take care of their dental health.”

I also created fun downloadable activities and colouring sheets for the website.

The complete package with book and doll will retail for $49.99 and will be available in February 2015 at amazon.com, and available for pre-order soon!

To see more of my illustration portfolio, visit www.w-illo.com!

Phone cases and skins in my Society6 shop!

13 Nov
Monogrammed phone case at Society6

Monogrammed phone case at Society6

Here’s something I’ve been meaning to do for awhile: I’ve just uploaded a whole lot of single initial designs for phone cases and skins to my society6 shop! All designs are available for iPhone 3 up to 6, iPod Touch and Galaxy in Slim Case ($35) and Tough Case ($38) as well as in skins for iPhone and iPod Touch (only $15!).

I’ve been working my way through the alphabet… If your initial isn’t shown yet just add a request in the comments and I’ll get cracking!

UPDATE: I just realized Society6 has free worldwide shipping today! Whoo-hoo!

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Two new additions to my Etsy shop

11 Nov

Superhero Girls print at Janey's Superette

I just added two new 8″ x 10″ prints to my Etsy shop, Janey’s Superette! This illustration featuring spunky superhero girls….superhero-girls_800

… and this fun beach party jam, Hawaiian style!

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It’s fall… Time for yummy hot bevvies!

10 Nov
Warm up your belly with a yummy fall drink

Warm up your belly with a yummy fall drink

I love summer more than almost anything, so the first cool days of fall really bum me out… but then I’m won over by the pretty colour-changing leaves, cozy sweaters, crisp fresh mornings and ESPECIALLY yummy hot spicy drinks like Chai, pumpkin lattes, caramel apple cider, I could go on and on… but then I’d have to run out to Starbucks and never finish this post! Anyway, my wonderful client Caffé Demetre (a Toronto area chain of desserts-only restaurants) commissioned me to create a whole bunch of seasonal spot illustrations and a few of them were hot-bevvie focused so I thought I’d stick them together on some faux-plywood background, and use them as an excuse to create the girlie one above (to keep them company).

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Caffé Demetre’s tempting autumn treats include Cider House Rules, Hot Couture and Chai Fall, but if you’re not in the Toronto area here are a few amazing-looking fall hot bevvie recipes to try at home. I’m leaning towards the Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate OR the Hot Caramel Apple Cider Floats… yummmm!!

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Bam! Zonk!

16 Apr

Bam! Zonk!

Here’s my latest addition to my portfolio. Superhero girls ready to save the day. Everything is awesome!

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Crazy Love

30 Jul

Crazy Love

L’amour fou… crazy love. Here in Paris this has resulted in too many bunnies. Oops! But this is a happy family of French bunnies. Just posted it as a print for sale in my Etsy shop, Janey’s Superette.

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Two of my favourite blogs….

10 Jan

Happy New Year!

This week I was lucky enough to get lovely profiles in two wonderful blogs – ad works, written by my good friend, art director Alexandra Douglas, and Simply Fabulous Chic, written by my new friend, Inge, from Bruges, Belgium! Alex writes about all kinds of fun, cool stuff – design related mostly, but whatever grabs her attention that day. It’s a great read and you never know what you’ll find!

Simply Fabulous Chic is the creation of Inge, a lovely Belgian mom and interior design nut with “an incurable passion for interior design and writing”. I love her blog because she combines a great eye for fresh, gorgeous home design with an infectious enthusiasm for everything she writes about, along with personal details about her life in Bruges. Also, she said some really sweet things about my Etsy shop 😉

If you have a minute or an hour, drop by either of these blogs for some eye candy and smiles!

xo