Illustration, Tags and Buttons

I have been wanting to add an illustration to the packaging of the “Coffee Sweaters”. As I have another group of sweaters ready to package up I thought it was the perfect time to do the illustration and create the tags. I wanted something simple, basic and a little rustic.

 coffee sweater illustrationThe illustration originally started out at about 8 inches high. I then scanned the image and cropped it down to 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches. The size was to match a tag I currently use in packaging.

 tagsThe tags are printed on a heavy beige paper with mottling; I think it is a nice change from stark white.

coffee sweater and tagsThe tags are displayed alongside a “Coffee Sweater” that has been naturally dyed  in Lac. I hand dye and hand knit all the “Coffee Sweaters”. They are embellished with re-purposed buttons which creates a fun “not so matched” look.

 wooden buttonsOn the topic of buttons, I have been back at making wooden buttons. These ones are from a neighbour’s tree that blew down in a storm. Branches give a very rustic and natural look (obviously!) . The buttons on the left are the natural color, while the ones on the right had a dip in an exhausted logwood dye bath. I think the dye bath really enhanced the character of the buttons, and the color worked better on the “Coffee Sweaters” I attached them to.

I am hoping to photograph the latest batch of “Coffee Sweaters” in the next few days and then I will share the pictures here.

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Hunter Photographics & Studio H
photography, art and hand-made items by Debra Hunter

www.thehuntergroup.ca

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Gosling Illustration – Red Deer Illustrator

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Here is the first peek at the illustrations I am working on  for a local author. She wanted cute, simple and sweet. I think it fits the bill. It has been an interesting project in a very good way.  I will share more illustrations in the days to come, and of course the book details when it is time.

Debra Hunter
art, illustration, fibre art and photography
http://www.thehuntergroup.ca
Red Deer, AB, Canada

Red Deer Child Photographer – Vintage Memories

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This shoot was a little different. It was a shoot I did purely because I needed an image to work an illustration from. This illustrating project is proving to be quite interesting with sketching subject matter that I would rarely tackle otherwise; it has been a good challenge.

As the illustrations are essentially for a memoir, I went for a vintage feel with the photograph. I wanted the image to be timeless, gentle and sweet. The images certainly fill that criteria. Even beyond that, the image makes for a beautiful art portrait, one that could be displayed framed for years and never seem dated.

Hunter Photographics
child and family photography in Red Deer, Alberta
http://www.thehuntergroup.ca
403-588-4032

Red Deer Photographer – Commercial – Middle C

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This is an image from an ongoing project that I am currently working on. I find photographing objects to be a really enjoyable type of work. You have all the time in the world to play with lighting and angles; still life photography truly has the possibility of being an art form.

One of my first jobs in photography after graduating from college was working for a commercial photography firm in England that specialized in product shots. We would spend days building sets and hours lighting the subject to get the perfect image. It was all about the details to get the perfect shot. The project I am working on is allowing me to return to that type of work and it is turning out to be more enjoyable than I have ever imagined.

Looking for a photographer in Red Deer, Alberta? Please visit our website at www.thehuntergroup.ca to view more samples of our work. You can also check out our Facebook page.

Hunter Photographics 403-588-4032 Red Deer, Alberta, Canada www.thehuntergroup.ca

Colored Pencils

colored pencils blogThis image is from an ongoing studio based project I am working on. Many of the shots fall into the macro category. It has been fascinating to light and shoot objects in an extremely close-up situation; the details enlarged have been interesting to see.

Test Tube

test tube 1 blogThese test tube images are part of a project I am currently working on. It was an interesting shoot as each image was very different; there was no way to predict the shape the swirling color would take. Backlighting provided the definition and punch needed to shoot the clear glass object.

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