Christmas Picks: Under $30

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Today I am sharing some present ideas found online for under $30 that would make a great gift for a friend, girlfriend, boyfriend or yourself (Treat yourself!) this holiday. If you want to see last week’s post with under $15 gift ideas click, here. I’m currently obsessed with all of these and hoping after I finished my Christmas shopping I can buy one of these for myself. The dragon bracelet is my fav. even though I make my own scale maille bracelets but that color is impossible to find. Hope this helps!

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Featured Artists: Mat Miller

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Featured Artist: Mat Miller

This week’s featured artist is the vibrant Mat Miller who is an illustrator and graphic artist from the UK. He works in the medium of watercolours, acrylic ink on paper and digital illustrations.  His distinct color pallet is what drew me to his work as I’m always a sucker for pink, purple and blue hues and paired with black his work has a layered effect. The combination of vibrant colors and black details gives off a more dynamic feeling instead of a flat image. I also enjoy how his illustration subjects tend to be animals (who can resist?). What I find most interesting about his work however is the various elements of his pieces and the amount of details contained in each. You can see his digital design background as the piece grab your attention visually from the get go but it’s the smaller elements you find after looking at it for a while that really grow on you. As well as the watercolor effects and the sublime lines of his work. For more information about him check out the selection of his work below and links to where to find him.

Mat Miller Illustrations (website)
Prints on Wood(prints on wood)
Facebook (updates)
Society6(prints)
Tumblr(blog)
Etsy(originals)

*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Mat Miller
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