Today I saw a photo of a cute little baby sea turtle in a lovely blue green ocean. So I decided to do that! I will admit that I’m a little irritated with myself because I really wanted to do a pattern tonight and I’m ultimately feeling disappointed in this. Ohhh welllllll! I did have a wonderful Thanksgiving, though!
I took my raccoon illustrations from yesterday and put them into a repeat pattern as planned. I tried out a lot of color stories but ended up liking the dark one best — mostly because I picture raccoons hanging out at night.
My thoughts on this one are that it needs work. Haha. I think there’s potential there and I think I may revisit it in the future to refine it. See it on Redbubble!
Another request – raccoons! Today I focused on drawing three different raccoons that I will fashion into a proper repeating pattern tomorrow. Today I arranged them in a cute little raccoon tableau. It works best as a sticker, I think. See them on Redbubble!
I watched a little bit of Blue Planet with my son tonight and was inspired by the massive schools of sardines and their quick, synchronized movements. And then they all got chompy-chomped by tuna, and then dolphins, and then sea birds, and finally sharks. I mean really, they had no chance whatsoever.
I ran into some real technical difficulties today that really pushed the limits of Illustrator as well as my patience. I finally pulled everything into Photoshop to finish it off and get the colors closer to where I wanted them. I never really got it where I wanted it, but I do like the final product nonetheless.
Because repeat patterns don’t work well on tees that are not all over print, I also did a standalone graphic for those products as well.
You can see them all on Redbubble here!
Today I wanted to do another squirrel, and I wanted to do another one similar to my jumping hares. Jumping squirrels! I played a lot with some new color schemes for this one. See it on Redbubble and see ya tomorrow!
I finished my pigeon pattern! Drew 4 more pigeons for a total of 5 and created a repeating pattern, plus a non-repeating pattern for standard tee shirts.
This was a fun one. Enjoy! Here it is on Redbubble.
Into my second month. I am patting myself on the back!
Today, I wanted to spend a little more time on a single element that will be worked into a full pattern. My idea is to have a flock of NYC pigeons walking around as the pattern – an organic, scattered pattern rather than a well defined grid.
Here’s my first pass at the style, although I’m not completely convinced that it’s what I’ll end up with. I’m gonna sleep on it. Just one pigeon today. Once I’m really happy with the style I’ll finish up 6 or 7 more pigeons to create the pattern from.
I did put this up on Redbubble, too! See ya tomorrow!