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 🙂

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March Creativity!

March has been a really busy month for me this year. I went to LA for three weeks on vacation, while taking an online design class and finishing up two client projects. March has been so busy that I haven’t had the chance to post much of my work, so I will be playing catch-up a bit in April this year.

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Starting with what is most recent. I had the privilege of attending my very first baby cousins baptism this past weekend. She is so sweet and I was very excited to make some personal gift for her  – A pink stroller greeting card and a baby elephant print with her name and birthday on for framing.

I am intending to share a lot more of my work with you in April, but for the time being, you can check out my artist profile on Instagram: @illulinn if you are curious about what I am working on.

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Cute December drawings I

Since I do not have a lot of time to update my blog this December, I am going to group a few images together now and then to let you know what I am working on. Here are two of my early december drawings. These two are done for the children’s market. My plan is to experiment with some different styles over the month of December to get more comfortable with Adobe Illustrator. Normally I work traditionally and primarily with linework, so this is rather new to me. I would love to know what you all think 🙂

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December 3rd

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December 2nd

Inktober 22 – Hare Decor

It is crazy that October is almost at an end. It feels like I just started my inktober drawings yesterday and now Halloween is just around the corner! I am a bit behind but will catch up this week. I’m excited to have another inktober collection to show for this year. I have really enjoyed this medium. This is inktober 22 – A decor pattern with a cute little Hare.

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Inktober 22. 2016  – Hare Decor

Sleeping Fox – Inktober 21

For Inktober 21st I did a cute little sleeping fox. I have been drawings a lot of more realistic or pattern inspired animals in the last few years and though it would be really fun to try to do something small, simple and cute. This is the second in a little mini series.

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Inktober 21. 2016 – Sleeping Fox

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

Cute Inktober Raccoon

Inktober 19th is a cute raccoon all dressed up for the approaching winter. He is very content with his green sweater and nut combo  🙂

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Inktober 19. 2016 – Sweaters and nuts

Inktober 15 – Ghostly watercolors

Halloween is only 15 days away and it is time to start thinking about that Halloween costume! This little guy went with a classic – The modified sheet ghost! Boohoo!

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Inktober 15. 2016 – Ghostly Watercolors

A not so scary Scarecrow

Something that seams to always go with the theme of October and the upcoming holiday Halloween is the scarecrow. I wanted to use that for an inktober drawing, but I am not a huge fan of scary things though. Hence I decided to make a not so scary scarecrow instead. This bird is definitely not scared of him, and I would probably be more scared of the bird in comparison (: A cute scarecrow and his companion for inktober 10th.

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Inktober 10. 2016 – A not so scary scarecrow

A story in a bottle

I just love the month of October. I find so much inspiration from all these artist participating in the Inktober project from all over. Social media is booming with beautiful images and it gies you a reason to stop up and practice some personal art. I don’t know how Jake Parker came up with the idea of Inktober, but I am so very grateful that he did. For my eighth inktober drawing this year I wanted to do something a bit more conceptual, so I decided to take the message in a bottle concept, but create a visual story instead of message and this is what I ended up with:

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Inktober 8. 2016 – A story in a bottle