29 March 2015

Flying off to my first Spoonflower contest...

I never entered a Spoonflower contest before... This week was my first. I sketched and painted these flying objects and joined in for the Flying Machine Pattern contest. Crossing fingers that my pattern gets noticed... So many talented illustrators out there! 

19 March 2015

Back to pattern making again...

Finally I started making new patterns again. First I made this baby boy one using old sketches and Adobe Illstrator..

At the end of last year I took an online course on skillshare from surface pattern designer Elizabeth Olwen called: Pattern Design: Creating Inspiring Repeats. I found it very fun, insightful and indeed: inspiring! I still seriously need to practice, practice, practice to try and master Illustrator though.

I made the other new feminine make-up pattern with much more ease using Adobe Photoshop. I'm quite happy with the warm and watercoloured look of this pattern...

All in all I hope to keep making more patterns of my sketches in the future... and to get more involved into Spoonflower. It's about time to join in some of their contests and open my shop!