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

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 

INKTOBER

Hello everyone and Happy Autumn!

I have been very busy producing my own coloring book for the last three months and I am proud to say that it looks like it will be finished this november and ready for publication before December 1st. It is a super exciting project and I cannot wait to see it in paper form. I will let you all know when when it is available online!

In the mean time though, my favorite month of the year is here! October means Inktober – a worldwide movement of artist and creatives doing a daily ink drawing in the month of October. I am stoked to share with you my first Inktober drawing and hope you will participate in this artistic journey with me this October.

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Inktober 1/31 is titled “The magic of ink”

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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Back to the Sketchbook!

I am finally back in Denmark, my home country after spending the last eight years pursuing art in the U.S. I am super excited to be home and I have a whole new burst of inspiration from the new surroundings. I have been out of the sketchbook for a month and my fingers are crawling to get back at it. This morning I started with some light pattern sketches. I can’t wait to really get going!

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Happy NEW YEAR Everyone! Welcome 2016!

year in review

I want to thank everyone who has supported, inspired or just made an impact on my creative life and career in 2015. So much has happened in the last year and I have developed tremendously both creatively and as a person. I have graduated with a BFA in Illustration and relocated to the inspiring New York City. I have had amazing opportunities along the way and I feel truly fortunate to be abe to follow my dream of becoming a freelance artist. Here is a bit of my creative year 2015 in review. I am so excited for all the projects to come in 2016. Thank you for following Olivia Linn Illustration 🙂
I wish you all a creative and productive new year!