Surface Pattern Design

This month I have started the Make it in Design Course – Module 2! It is super exciting, as I am now developing real collections of surface patterns for licensing. This is something that I have been wanting to expand my career into for quite a while and I am very excited to finally get a chance to explore it further!

Here I am sharing my moldboard that I based my sketches and color choices on and below is the collection that I came up with. Let me know what you all think – I would love the feedback 🙂

Coffee blend collection

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Make it in Design – Surface design experimentation

Last week I started a surface design class online to get some more experience and a better understanding of the market. The first week has mainly experimentation with mark making and seeking inspiration. It was been very insightful this far and I want to share some of the work that I have been doing with you guys.

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Drawing the same object again and again in everything from 10 seconds to 3 minutes. 

Exploring successful repeat patterns and deconstructing them to understand what shapes goes into the design and then exploring some sketching on my own. 

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Exploring sketching with different mediums and strong colors. 

More sketchbook / mark – making exploration 

Hedgehog Love – Inktober 20th

I have started a new little mini series of small simple and adorable garden animals for part of this years inktober series. I am so glad I gave watercolors a chance because this month has been so much fun, experimenting with new mediums and subject matters.

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Inktober 20. 2016 – Hedgehog in Habitat

A growing book – Inktober 13

Books are just wonderful. They come from nature and creativity and so they inspire. There is nothing more endearing than falling in love with imagined scenes from a book and bringing them to life with art.

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Inktober 13. 2016 – A growing Book

Inktober 9 – A little pumpkin House

I have been holding off with the pumpkins because I wanted to save them for later in October, but now I couldn’t control myself any longer. I love pumpkins! I love pumpkin carving, pumpkin fields, even the giant boxes of pumpkins in the supermarkets… Pumpkins are simply what sums up the beauty of autumn for me. The natural vibrant colors that reminds us of the season we are changing into. So of Inktober 9, I made a little pumpkin house, because what would be cooler than living in one :p

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Inktober 9. 2016 – A little pumpkin House

The sweet delight of eating berries

Though it is October and the strawberries are long gone out of season, I could not help myself with this little hedge hock for one of my inktober drawings. I have wanted to draw a hedge hock for a while, but haven’t found a purpose for it. So here he is – let’s just say that he is enjoying a very warm and delayed autumn. He doesn’t care that it is October because he has his belly full of sweet berries (:

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Inktober 4 2016 – The sweet delight of eating berries

Autumn through a looking glass

For my second inktober drawing I have made a little autumn explorer in his natural habitat. The leaves are changing, the weather is getting cooler, but this little explorer with his hat and cape is still outside taking on the forest with a pair of binoculars and his faithful friends.

 

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Inktober 2. 2016  – Autumn though a looking glass

 

Love birds

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I am currently working on an exciting project for a new client in Australia! Unfortunately I can’t share it until it is published in February 2017. In the mean time though, I sometimes have some time to continue working on my own coloring book. Here are some lovebirds in progress for my bird book 🙂

Birds are such beautiful creatures

Yet another page from my new coloring book in progress. This is one of my favorites from the book so far. I just love drawing birds, and especially ones that are in mid air interacting with one another. How wonderful it must be to fly!

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