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 54 / 365 Days of Design

Today I wanted to do a cute black capped chickadee design. I get hundreds of these round little cuties in my yard everyday, and I enjoy watching them with my son. 

This design ended up being a lot more winter holiday than I intended. I think it’d make lovely wrapping paper, don’t you?

I did four colorways, two softer and two bright. I like them all equally, I have to admit! Here’s a link to the turquoise colorway on Redbubble.

Until tomorrow!

Design 48 / 365 Days of Design

I’ve been wanting to do this one for a while. And it was as much of a pain in the ass as I thought it would be – but I still love it. 

Koalas! I did do them in grey, but it was too dull, so I went for pink. These will lend themselves to a few fun colorways, but today you get pink!

See it on Redbubble!

Design 46 / 365 Days of Design

I’ve gotten to the point where I have to look up what number I’m on! I’m so proud that I’ve made it this far – but I know I’ve got a long way to go.

Today I did bees! I love bees – they are so graphic and of course so essential to the wellbeing of our planet and all its inhabitants. 

I am sticking with my ‘stamped’ style of illustration for these. It’s not my only illustration style, but I did want to try to have a consistency as much as possible for this set of animal illustrations and patterns.

Speaking of patterns, today is the standalone illustration. Tomorrow will come the pattern. See it 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 32 / 365 Days of Design

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!

Day 28 / 365 Days of Design

Today’s design just makes me happy, and informs my next Theme Sprint: Animals in Print, not to be confused with animal print (such as zebra stripes).

I wanted to capture a handmade, stamped feel with this, as if it was created by someone stamping the pattern out for real – things don’t quite line up giving it a fun, organic feel. Plus it just makes me smile. Get it on Redbubble!

Day 26 / 365 Days of Design

Herstory Portrait: Wangari Maathai (1940 – 2011) was a Kenyan environmental activist. She founded the Green Belt Movement in the 1970s seeking to promote environmental conservation in Kenya and Africa. She became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.”

Source: https://www.biographyonline.net/women/wangari-maathai.html

Get it on Redbubble.

I will keep making these, my husband had a great idea to make them into a deck of cards. That means 52! I shall do one a week. But, it’s back to surface design for me – I miss it and it’s what I want to focus on for this challenge. 🙂

Until tomorrow!