Thorntons Chocolates, Magical Christmas Chocolate
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Pettit renowned UK artist and illustrator of Fairies says,
fairy world is very real to me.
Though they can be quite mischievous, I am inspired and draw for
the fairies. They have a message to convey of inner peace, comfort,
beauty and kindness.
am honored to present my fairies in this way specially for the enjoyment
and pleasure of Thorntons Chocolates"
Letter from Thorntons Chocolates
Yes, greetings indeed from the chocolate factory!!
This is Thorntons here. We have been designing what we will be having
for this year's Christmas windows for our stores which is going to
involve the use of magical Christmas chocolate fairies!
We were searching for fairy illustrators based here in the UK and
we like the style of your work very much and so would like to inquire
further if you would be interested in creating these magical fairy
folk for us.
If you would be able do this for our windows for the Christmas period
- the windows are being based on a Christmas kitchen look - the Chocolatier's
kitchen were in the first phase, ingredients and products are being
made on a table in the foreground, a large bowl with a large chocolate
ladle and shelves and cabinets on either side and in the second phase
a swooshing shooting star will frame the various chocolate boxed
gifts which will be displayed on the sparkling table!
These tables, props and shelves would be flat cut out illustrated
sections, the table being similar with a platform for some of objects
to rest on.
The fairies would be the kind of Chocolatier's "helpers" -
they would be interacting with the signs and products - some in positions
so they could either hold up any signage or products, some sitting
down, peering over a bowl, holding the chocolate ladle, opening a
box - these fairies would have a cheeky expression to them - like
in your Whimy fairy drawings!
The table would also have sugar / flour messy areas with the little
footsteps put in as if the fairies have been running around causing
We think these fairies would be of great appeal - especially with
the younger children with their parents during the Christmas shopping
period as the days become darker!
The height of these fairies would be about 8cm in height so maybe
artwork would be about 18/20cm in height - in Christmas + Chocolate
colouring, no backgrounds as they would most probably be printed
on silver/miri board. We have in mind but they could have a bit of
around them also! In the window would be a bottle, a magic bottle
which will be the Chocolatier's Magic which a fairy would be holding
up and stars would flow out into the bowl and over the product. Stars
are a major theme as we use this chocolate star in a magical
We would probably need about 6 or 8 fairies in total!
The Chocolate Factory
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