I’m still on plants and decided to finally do it – a flower. I chose a cone flower, I find them wonderful – substantial and unconventional. I started by painting but realized I wanted to pull it back and just do a lovely line drawing. Here’s where I ended up.
Tomorrow, the plan is to draw some ore variations, then maybe some bees, and put them all together into a pattern repeat. Today, I just have the single image.
See it on Redbubble, where I put it on a reddish pink background – my favorite shade of pink.
Here we go – got those mushrooms finished up. My process was to start in watercolor on paper, then pull them into illustrator and digitize the heck out of them so that they transformed into something new altogether. Looking at it, you’d never realize that this started out as actual paint on paper! Here’s a detail:
Two of my designs were featured on the RedBubble homepage
I made more sales than ever before!
I sold print on demand products in 12 different countries and 29 different states in the USA! Most of my sales were Redbubble products, although I did sell a few Amazon Merch tees, TeePublic tees, and a handful of Society6 products.
Here are some of the products that sold:
Looking ahead to 2019
I have a lot of plans and goals for next year. My top goals are:
Continue my 365 Days of Design – I’m allowing myself to continue this challenge in non-consecutive days due to a business trip followed by a terrible cold that I’m still recovering from.
Launch a Digital Downloads Etsy shop where I sell various items available for digital download, including digital papers, planners, clipart, and more.
Create and publish more tutorials.
Create a pattern portfolio, develop a collection.
Work toward licensing a pattern collection.
… and more!
All in all it’s been a really exciting year for me. One thing I’ve learned is when I put the hard work in, things really do happen. I’m pumped to keep the momentum going.
Ok, I had time for a quickie. Since all my computer equipment is packed up, today I did a simple watercolor. With a real brush and real paper and everything! It’s not ready for upload to Redbubble, and I’m not going to attempt to do that on my phone. To be digitized when I can fit it in. 🙂