Design 74

I wasn’t even gonna do a design tonight, but then I realized I’d feel like a heel if I didn’t.

I started out thinking I was going to do an animal of some kind, but ran into a photo of some pussywillows and decided to do a simple pussywillow illustration.

Not sure if this will translate into a repeat pattern tomorrow or not, but I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out. See it on Redbubble!

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 68 / 365

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.

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 50 / 365 Days of Design

My son’s tenth birthday is tomorrow. I asked what he wanted me to draw for him for a tee shirt as a birthday present, he said “a Squirrelicorn, with a rainbow tail.”

Well, here you go, a Squirrelicorn with a rainbow tail. Also a golden acorn, which probably is what transformed this ordinary squirrel into a squirrelicorn.

I hope my client is happy with it.