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:
In other good news, I have yet another artwork featured on Redbubble’s home page! Design 42 – My raccoon pattern. My birds have been selling quite well, even as they’ve moved down the page and below the proverbial fold, so it’s exciting to have another one featured. Yay!
I’m sick in bed today so I didn’t have a lot of energy to do something really innovative. Yesterday you got straight rainbow stripes. Today you get wavy rainbow stripes.
What is cool is that someone has already purchased yesterday’s design on a phone case! Someone loves vintage rainbow colors as much as I do! In fact, I’ve made 13 sales today so far, probably a cyber monday thing.
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.
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.
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.
I’m full of candy. My son was a unicorn, and we got lots of trick or treating done in our new neighborhood. Good times! As you can imagine, I started really late today. I wanted to do something Halloween related, but also keep with my animals in print theme. So, a black cat seemed like the natural, if cliché, answer.
That’s the idea I started with. This is what I ended up with. Find it on Redbubble here!