Design 75

I took the pussywillow design from yesterday and turned it into a repeat pattern. One part of the process to make it into a repeat pattern is to pull it into Illustrator and do an image trace. I’m usually quite satisfied with this process, however this time due to the painterly quality of the original, I felt like it lost a bit too much of the qualities that I liked. It went from a painterly feel to a definite vector image feel. I have to think how I can try to do this same thing in photoshop where I can retain the original quality. I might try this again tomorrow to see if I can figure it out.

It’s still quite pretty though, here it is on Redbubble!

Design 51 / 365 Days of Design

By special request, I’ve mashed up yesterday’s Rainbow Squirrelicorn with my rainbow koala pattern from a few days ago. Rainbow Koalacorns! Not much else to say. Illustrator made the whole affair fairly straightforward. 

See it on Redbubble!

Design 40 / 365 Days of Design

Sooo, I’m not sure what happened today. I knew I wanted to make a pattern from the giraffes from yesterday. Doing a repeat with such tall, thin shapes really created some design challenges. I knew that I wanted to do some horizontal lines to offset the tall shapes. That turned into the idea of a 70s inspired sunset.

This was a day where I just had to commit because it’s getting late. I’m not convinced it works – but again, it’s almost 11 and I’m really ready for bed. So up it goes.

I also wanted to do a standalone piece for tees and other things that are not all over print. The standalone piece I actually rather like. It’s the repeat pattern that I can’t even tell if it’s any good. Anyway – here it is! I have two Redbubble links:

See the repeat pattern Redbubble products

See the standalone Redbubble products

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Day 36 / 365 Days of Design

I was a bit aimless tonight. I started with an elephant, then a hedgehog, then thought about doing a quail, and finally decided to do a sheep. It turned out pretty cartoony, but it’s pretty cute!

In other news, my pigeon pattern from Day 33 has been featured on Redbubble’s home page in the FOUND section! It’s gotten a ton of likes, and I’ve already made many sales today. It really made my day.

I did both a single illustration and a repeat pattern for the different items on Redbubble.

 

 

Day 35 / 365 Days of Design

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!

 

Day 30 / 365 Days of Design

SO APPARENTLY I NEVER HIT PUBLISH ON THIS! No, I didn’t miss a day. I just didn’t actually complete the publishing process. Bah!

 

Taking a page from the previous two days, I did another animal silhouette pattern. Today I wanted to celebrate the beautiful fall that is all around me. Everywhere I go I see crows (although in my pattern I did ravens), pine cones, acorns. leaves, fallen twigs. Oh, and spiders!

I love the muted, quiet colors in today’s design; they fit the mood perfectly.

Day 34 / 365 Days of Design

Today I took my same pigeons, but did them in a completely different style – my favorite faux linocut or screen print style that I used on my Herstory Portraits. Then I filled in the gaps with little abstract shapes that evoke the possibility of crumbs, or maybe small plants.  It’s a relaxing pattern in gentle colors that I think looks best close up where you can see the textural details.

On Redbubble here!