Uplifting New Ski Art

My latest ski art pieces are here!

The first is a ski-themed band taking centre focus in the après-ski by performing in a cable car suspended above a crowd who are dancing on the snow.

The characters and mountains are painted in watercolours. The setting has been created from scratch digitally in Procreate app.

The ski band is available as a limited edition art print in my shop.

The following illustration recollects a challenging ski run, whilst teaching children to ski in Austria. Due to circumstances outside of my control I had three children under four years of age that I needed to get safely from the top to the bottom of a run. A slow, thigh burner of a descent, with the combined weight, but it worked.

The next piece is an ‘uplifting’ illustration of a ski gondola lifting passengers to the top of the mountain. Painted in watercolours, with a fresh colour palette, finished digitally with my iPad and pencil.

As a challenge I decided to give some animals the chance to enjoy some winter sports. I designed this festive greeting and rendered it in coloured pencils and made the final touches digitally. Including adding snowflakes with the brushes that I created in the Procreate app.

As a Valentine greeting I created this illustration in coloured pencils.

These pieces follow on from my illustrations for the Ski A to Z book – which contains over 100 of my ski illustrations. For more information and/ or to buy the Ski A to Z book click here.

Ski A to Z – illustrated introduction to skiing. Published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK)

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Kim x

Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings to you and yours. Have a lovely Christmas

and here’s to a great season and wonderful 2022.

Skiing reindeer, sledding white rabbit and a flying robin enjoying the snow as snow falls.
Christmas 2021 Greeting Design
Season's Greeting card design gif.

Thank you for all the support in 2021. Its been a wonderful year of work with of course Ski A to Z being the big highlight.

How it was made

After so many skier illustrations, I thought that I would let some animals join in the fun and have a slide. I sketched out the animals and then popped the sketch on my lightbox beneath my paper and created the animals in coloured pencils. I was watching a Bridget Riley documentary at the time which also referenced Seurat so there are these influences in the work.

It was fun to create. I had 25 cards printed for friends, family and UK based colleagues with Killaprint, then created the animated gif (above) in Procreate app on my iPad Pro to send and share.

The design is available for licensing at the time of posting.

Christmases Past…

Here are my previous Christmas Greetings:

Santa sports car loaded with sacks of gifts, white dog Sam leads the way.
Santa and Sam – Gif of the card design for Christmas 2019

Gingerbread village evening Christmas scene with sweet file sleight and reindeers.
Sweet Christmas – 2018 Card design featuring the 13 inch tall gingerbread house, sleigh and reindeer, I made.

Have a wonderful time, celebrating.

Thinking of those no longer with us and remembering happy times together.

Love and luck