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Download the January Desktop Wallpaper From Our 2018 Talent Calendar


It’s your New Year wake up call...


While you’re spending a little time deleting your old files and rummaging through emails, take a moment to brighten up your virtual workspace with this month’s digital desktop download, Early Morning Call by our talent Carl Conway.

Download your January calendar wallpaper here


We’ve been fortunate enough to have Carl’s work brighten our calendar for four years running. (Which is a true testament to his talent, as all the entries are judged blind.)

Hailing from the UK, his inspiration for his entry came from theconstant reminder at 6.05 am of my alarm going off every morning. How nice it would be to hear the gentle noise of a cockerel/rooster, with an 'early morning call' sounding the rising of the sun instead. I have often dreamed of living in the country and working from home to create my work, but how often is this dream shattered by my alarm clock to catch the train into London.”

Carl started his piece as a pencil sketch, which was scanned and used as a template for the initial vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator. The final stage was finished off in Adobe Photoshop by adding a paper texture and grime creating a more of a rural feel to it.

If you’re interested, he was kind enough to let us peek at the illustration in progress at his Behance gallery.

“I love drawing from the natural world both terrestrial and oceanic, with much of my recent inspirations coming from David Attenborough's Blue Planet series I and II which will be fuel for illustrations subjects throughout this year.”

We hope you love his artwork as much as we do.

We’ll have more pieces to share each month to decorate your desktop, so be sure and stay tuned!

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