Personal illustration – anniversary card

A month ago I made a card for my boyfriend to celebrate our 6 month anniversary. I had just finished uni so it was a good opportunity to do some personal work.

mugscard
 The meaning behind the illustration is that on weekends we usually spend a lot of time together and the first thing we do each morning is have coffee in our Le Creuset mugs. I had a lot of fun illustrating this as it was the first piece of personal work I have done for a while.
 
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This is the printed version of the card. I noticed that the lines of steam didn’t print very well, so I made these darker on the photoshop file. I also made the smile on the black mug lighter so it could be seen better. Hopefully I will be able to do more quick personal projects soon as this will give me a chance to experiment a bit more.