Lovely greeting card designs are available from the super London artist Daniel Mackie.
Daniel is a watercolour artist, and those who have used this medium will know that it is brave person who uses watercolour. It is a very unforgiving medium, with one false move and you have to start again!
There is a loose theme in Daniel's artistry - “animals in their natural
habitat”. As you’ll see, the creatures environment ends up inside the animal's artwork. Daniel took his inspiration from an unlikely source, navy tattoos! In order for the paintings to work with so much detail, the shape of the animal was key in the design process. It had to be instantly recognisable as the creature it represented, and here Daniel took his inspiration from Art Deco, keeping the shape of the animal as simple as possible.
Daniel is a big fan of the printmakers of the Ukiyo-e period which was between the 17th and 20th centuries. This has very much influenced the interior of his designs.
To see Daniel's super collection of cards, please click here.