Design 69 / 365

It’s after midnight – I did what I set out to do. I drew some bees and another coneflower and fashioned it into a repeating pattern

I really did like how it looked extra large and not repeating, so on most of the Redbubble items I didn’t actually do a repeat.

I’m particularly fond of the muted blue-green that I did for the background.

See it on Redbubble!

Design 67 / 365

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:

Then I created my pattern repeat!

See it on Redbubble! Until tomorrow!

Design 63 / 365 Days of Design

My new theme sprint is: plants! I started off with a repeating pattern of an orange tree. I’ll be able to quickly repurpose the pattern to do a lemon tree, and probably a pear tree.

I’m finding it quite simple to create these repeat patterns now, even when they are somewhat complex.

This particular orange tree pattern would likely suit best as a tablecloth. See it on Redbubble.

Design 61 / 365 Days of Design

Second to last day of the geometric rainbow designs. I’ll do my last one tomorrow and then go back to animals. However, I may do rainbow geometric animals!

I had a request for shooting stars or sound waves. I tried rainbow shooting stars but I wasn’t happy with the result. Then I tried offset sound waves and couldn’t get the repeat to work well. So I compromised with the following, which was much easier to repeat.

See it on Redbubble!

Design 58 / 365 Days of Design

Wanted to do something a little playful today, and a bit more layered than I’m used to doing. I actually really love how this came out. I did the same color scheme that I’ve been doing, but in a asymmetric diamond pattern on top of a polka dot pattern. It’s fun and looks great on the various Redbubble products. “Design 58 / 365 Days of Design” Womens T-Shirt by divafern | Redbubble

I also created a standalone pattern that you see framed below:

Design 56 / 365 Days of Design

OK, time for a break from animals. If you can believe it, I’ve actually been creating other patterns and designs all week on top of my regular daily design! That’s because I’ve been jonesing to do rainbow-based designs for a while, and I guess I just couldn’t wait! 

So today starts a new theme sprint. I will almost assuredly go back to animals at some point, but since I found myself doing chromatic creations each day this week, I felt it was time to actually dedicate myself to them until it was time to move on.

Today I start with the most basic of basic patterns – stripes! Done in the gorgeous rainbow color scheme that I finessed all week. Despite rainbow stripes being as basic as you can get, I still love the zippered back and I know it’s something that I personally would buy if I saw it at a store.

So, new theme: Chromatic Creations. Until it’s time to move on. Yay!

See it on Redbubble

Design 55 / 365 Days of Design

Yesterday’s chickadee pattern was cute, but it was a little too bland holiday pattern for my taste, like something you’d see in a wrapping paper bundle from a big box store.

I wanted to do something fun with the chickadees, and more to my taste. So I threw away the plant elements and decided to do some mid century shapes. Add in some funky color schemes and we have a design that is much more to my taste.

Here is a link to my favorite color scheme version on Redbubble