illustration: hare

Recently, I teamed up with the amazing company, Graham & Brown to become  one of their brand ambassadors. I was so excited for this opportunity, as I love their products. They create the most beautiful homeware and home decorating materials, so becoming an ambassador for their brand was such a dream come true! From wallpaper, to paint or cushions, they offer the most stunning variety of things.

As an artist, I’m always looking for new materials to create artwork with, and see how many ways I can expand and evolve my art. So, as I searched through their products and read through my brief for this month, I instantly knew I wanted to create some artwork using their products.

My Graham & Brown project for July has been under the theme of ‘Precious’. So, when I was looking at their products, the word itself was constantly repeating in my mind. As I thought over the word, I realised just how precious and carefully made each of their products are. Often, when we look at things, we just see their face value. We forget how much detail, time and effort has been taken into creating an object, when behind it there’s actually been such a delicate, careful process that has been used to bring it to life.

I also consider artwork to be very precious. Art is something that’s created by transforming a thought into its material existence. It’s made only by focusing your complete self on its manifestation into reality. Although artwork may not be transformed in the same way as a commercial product, I still think the process relates very similarly to the process gone into making Graham & Brown’s variety of products.

So, as I considered this, I decided that I would complete this months brief by using products of theirs, and transforming them into my own ‘precious’ work of art.

As a new creative experiment for me, I decided to do some illustrations onto their patterned wallpaper, merging two artistic designs together, forming them into one individual piece. I chose to use their Honeycomb printed wallpaper, as I loved the yellow and subtlety of the print. Then, I chose to illustrate a series of Hare’s on top.  My choice of illustration was actually something very difficult for me to come up with, however just a few days before creating my pieces, I dreamt of a drawing of a Hare.. so due to that I decided that it would be the animal I would illustrate for this.
hare illustration

hare illustration

hare illustration

hare illustration

Above are the illustrations I created! Let me know what you think of them – and tell me, what does the word precious’ mean to you?

16 thoughts on “illustration: hare

  1. Beautiful! I love how you described how precious artwork is for you! A wonderful thing! XOXO

    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! So glad you like it 🙂

  2. Congrats on becoming the ambassador girl! You are doing wonderful things and I applaud you. I also love these illustrations. It takes a special hand to make something amazing and these look incredible.

    Kia / House of KTS

    1. Thank you so much Kia, that’s so kind of you to say!

  3. Congrats on being their ambassador Harriet! Your illustration is beautiful and precious!

    ~ xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    1. Thank you so much Sheree!!

  4. That’s wonderful news, Harriet! You are such a great artist, so I’m not surprised they wanted to team up with you. I love your drawings of the hare, and great choice in the honeycomb texture. You’re so talented; keep up the amazing work! XO

    1. Thank you so much, Beeta! You are so kind! Xx

  5. Congratulations on becoming a brand ambassador Harriet, you totally deserve it! Graham & Brown looks like a wonderful brand. I’m checking out there site now, I see tons of stuff I need in my house. Your illustration is pretty spectacular also 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Mary! I love all of their products too!

  6. Many congratulations for being brand ambassador, Harriet! This looks like a great brand! Lovely writeup! And these illustrations are so stunning! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Anu!!! 😀

  7. I think they are amazing! Congrats on becoming an ambassador too.
    You have just reminded me that I really need to put up some art around the house. It’s something I keep saying I am going to do, but never get round to it.

    1. Thank you so much, Dannii!! I love having artwork around my house, I hope you found the time to put some up 🙂

  8. Wow congratulation on being an ambassador for them, your really talented and I love the hare, fantastic! Xx

    1. Thank you so much!! You are so kind! X

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