Initial designs for Twelve Days of Christmas

I decided to set myself an illustration project. Illustrate the christmas carole; The Twelves Days of Christmas. Using the numbers from the Carole. Slightly clichéd perhaps, but I had fun doing it.

The general aim was for a folk art style, in particular I had in mind illustrations I have seen from Russia and China (I have a couple of lovely illustrations from a folk art calender I got in Hong Kong years ago). I love this ladies work:

I will be screen printing these shortly (when my new screen turns up!). Am sure I’ll upload some pictures of me doing this!

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Two Turtle Doves

Three French Hens

Four Calling Birds

Five Gold Rings

Six Geese Laying

Seven Swans Swimming

Eight Maids Milking

Nine Ladies Dancing

Ten Lords Leeping

Eleven Pipers Piping

Twelve Drummers Drumming


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