Up Up & Away Birthday Friends

puppies and kittens floating in the sky with balloonsThis is the Up Up & Away Birthday Friends Collection- it just keeps evolving on and on and has become out of this WORLD! Tossed into the mix the beautiful sunny yellow in the sky – and speaking of tossing, look at that adorable toss pattern that was created with all of these little creatures.  The creativity and possibilities are endless and so much fun to make.  Up Up & Away will be debuting and featured in Kelly Richardson’s booth 352 at Surtex 2014 in just a few weeks away.  May 18-20…  Come visit Kelly in NYC! If you miss it in NYC, no worries, check out the collection at Licensing Expo 2014 in Las Vegas June 17-19th.

Holiday Collection

Kittens in snowKelly Richardson will present a new Holiday Collection of puppy and kitten photography with patterns and lots of other winter pet images for the SURTEX SHOW this spring and at the LICENSING EXPO this summer! This Collection will debut in Kelly’s Booth SNOWY DAZE!   Adorable puppies kittens staying warm in the snow!  Love, Love Love it! Love kelly

 

Surtex Banner Preparation

 

Banners printed for surtex showSurtex and Licensing Expo Show Banner preparation is going great!  Here are the first four… Whew, time to take a breather and then go create some more!  Counting the days – it will be soon:) Surtex Show Booth 352 May 18, 19 and 20th in NYC. and then just three weeks later the Licensing Expo 2014 Booth D10 June 17-19th in Las Vegas.  My banners will be 86 inches tall and 3 feet wide. These are huge files- my HP and cs6 is plugging along like a little trooper.  Can’t wait to hang these up.

My Surtex Journey: Importance of Prints and Patterns

Diva Kitten pattern and border

My Surtex Journey: A Photographer’s Perspective on The Importance of Prints and Patterns by Kelly
I never realized the importance of prints and patterns in relation to my Art- Photography.  It was not until I became interested in licensing my Studio Pet Images across multiple product categories that it became clear to me – a single image can not stand alone.   But,  how much cuter can a photo of an adorable kitten wearing a ballet skirt and pearls be? Through my journey in preparing to license my Art at Surtex and Licensing Expo this year, I have found that adding repeated prints and patterns to my single image can make it much, much cuter and much more marketable and versatile to suit a wider range of products
Diva Kitten is her name. She is a beautiful tabby kitten wearing a tulle ballet skirt with pearls sitting so perfectly on a white background.  She is very stylish and trendy and oh, so cute!    I thought I could present Diva Kitten to the world as she is, as sweet as ever, and hope for licensing deals in stationery, possibly notebooks, poster.  But I really had high hopes for Diva Kitten.  I just knew she had the ability to make a little girl smile and deserved to be center stage in a little girls’ world.  So how do you take a cute, stylish, trendy fashion forward kitten and turn her into wrapping paper for a little girl’s birthday party? matching paper plates and napkins?  How about a shower curtain and bath accessories for every little girl who loves kittens?
It would seem Diva Kitten would look very lonely and small on a large shower curtain.   So the question that needs to be answered is, how can I enhance the design to suit the products I would like to license the image on?
The answer is simple:  add a repetition of elements: colors, lines, and shapes.   Create more elements to enhance the design, then repeat them and create patterns with them. Luckily, in my case,  I had just what I needed to help Diva Kitten and give a variety to the design.  I had many more images from the photo shoot and chose one with Diva Kitten standing wearing pearls.  Then I spotted one of my props- a pink purse that matched perfectly, so I photographed it, and inserted it into the design.  I used these three images to create a repeated print, a pattern, and added stripes of color.   Now Diva Kitten loves to shop, and is ready for the shower!
Here are three tips I learned in my journey.
TIP #1: Learn how to use the off-set filter to create prints and patterns in Photoshop
TIP#2: Use Product mock-ups! When placing your design on a product mock-up, you get a better idea of what elements are needed to enhance your design and fill the space.  Manufacturers will get a clearer idea of how they can use your design.
TIP #3.  Do your research.  -SHOP!  Look around while shopping at the products you want to see your image on, and you will see the use the repeated prints and patterns.  They will jump right out at you.

Up Up and Away – Friends come to Celebrate

Puppy Floating in Sky with BalloonsCupcake Puppy invited all of her friends to her Birthday Party.  Unfortunately they were so tiny that the party balloons carried them Up Up and Away! Making for another great photo op for Kelly Richardson Images!!!!  This new Collection is called “Up, Up and Away”.

Yum, yum, yummy x 3 + colorful balloons = CELEBRATION!

Puppy Eating Cupcake PhotoYum, yum, yummy x 3 + colorful balloons +party Hats = CELEBRATION! Kelly debuts her new collection for “Love Cupcakes” at Surtex in May 2014.  This Celebration just keeps evolving and is becoming HUGE!

The Celebration Collection is available for licensing on stationary and gift, tableware birthday plates, cups, napkins, etc. and so much more! There are many colors, patterns and prints to choose from in a variety of designs with mock-ups available.  Inquire using the contact form and Kelly will give you more amazing Art to look at.

Golden Birthday Party

Golden Retriever Puppies with Birthday Balloons

Another reason to attend the Surtex Show is to come to the Golden Birthday Party at Booth 352!  Here is another preview of the art that Kelly Richardson will have available for license at the show in her booth- Booth 352 in NYC. Golden Retriever Puppies – so sweet and cuddly, lovable like soft teddy bears + colorful balloons and lots of adorable puppy and cute kitten guests + cupcakes! and you have the birth of a beautiful collection called “Celebration”.

The Celebration is three part, consisting of “Love Cupcake”, “Up,Up, and Away” and “Golden Party”. Hope you LOVE it! Just consider this your invitation and contact kelly to schedule your appointment to see lots more art for license.

Puppy Vogue

puppy vogue pet modelKelly Richardson Images new design is a mock-up magazine called Puppy Vogue.  Here is an image of the most glamorous, high fashion, diva posh puppy you will ever see!  Enjoy the Posh Party, come celebrate and meet ALL the Posh Puppies and Diva Kittens with Kelly at Booth 352 SURTEX NYC! May 18,19,20th 2014.