I just posted The View From Above over the weekend and I thought it would nice to show you where the idea got started. The sketch below is what I worked from to make my final digital version. As you can see it's not an exact copy of what you see in the print but It's real close. I like adding or subtracting once I get an image scanned in.
Creating on the computer is great but starting by hand on paper is the best way to put your own personal stamp and style on any illustration. Just remember pencil and paper first!
I hope you don't get tired of seeing these because this is what I'm into right now. Building my pattern collection is taking over any free time I have. I'm taking advantage of the creative momentum while it lasts. I get into a focused relaxed state when I'm working on them. Maybe that's why they're so addicting!
The top pattern, Just Seeds (in Evening Blue and Clear Day) is something that originally started from a sketch of daisies that I worked on over the weekend. I love how the background color changes the look of the design so radically. I couldn't make up my mind over which I preferred so they're both uploaded in my Society6 shop.
On the Farm (in pink and blue) is part of a collection of four patterns that will also be coming as fabric and wrapping paper. Some of you may remember me posting previously but it wasn't really finished until now.
Now that I think about it I think these two patterns show off my two illustrative sides. I love organic more natural looking shapes but I also enjoy exploring the more graphic and clean lined side of things too. It's more exciting to explore in two completely different worlds!
Happy Monday everyone!
The weather is finally starting to warm up and it could not have any sooner. I'm definitely not a cold weather person! The birds are signing their tunes incessantly and I love it.
I think this weather and the promise of spring also makes me more creative. So I've been trying to juggle the time between pattern designing and new paper projects. I want to do everything! Since I obviously can't here's a little something—Signs of Spring—which I finished over the weekend.
This is actually part of a four pattern collection that will be coming to my Spoonflower shop soon and is now available at Society6.
Time for some sketching in bed! Ta-ta!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Enjoy the day with your friends and loved ones and thank goodness it's Friday, right?
I'm still enjoying these dish/mug ideas because they're just fun to work on. This latest one is inspired by a sketch I worked on recently. While something like that happens here are a couple of cards and some patterned paper for you. Download your freebies here and enjoy!
So yes, I'm still playing around with the blue flowers. While something like dinnerware becomes a reality I'm working on a complete collection of patterns to go along with this design.
The more I work in this style the more comfortable I feel with this new direction my work is taking. It's been a while since I've really indulged my creative side in this way and it sure feels good.