INKtober 2

It’s October and I’m really feeling the autumn vibe. I promise it won’t be all fall images – for tomorrow and thursday I have something totally different planned 😉 But for now a pretty pumpkin and a pattern concept to support it. I have always had a soft spot for fall colors, but for the pattern I want to use striking bright colors and black. What do you think?

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I am really liking how this pattern turned out. I can’t wait to play around with it in color once I have the time.

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Thank you for following my inktober drawing/ pattern project this year!

Have a pumkilisious day 🙂

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It’s time for Inktober!

It’s that time a year again and I am so excited for Inktober this year. Last year I did small ink and quill illustrations and colored them with watercolors. I loved them and sold quite a few framed originals. This year however, I am doing something different! Change is good, change promotes learning. I will be doing ink pen sketches, making them into patterns and coloring them digitally. It is a bit ambitious I admit, so I only vow to color one part of the pattern during this month and creating the pattern in black and white for concept purposes. I will then take the best ones and color them in at a later time. Plan made, check. Executing it right now 😀

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Last week I went on a forest walk with my mum and did a bit of inspired forest sketching. This is a little cute mushroom from my trip and below are more of my discoveries.

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Please feel free to comment and give me some honest feedback!

Thank you for reading this far 🙂 See you tomorrow for Inktober 2!

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 

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!

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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!

December 12th – My Advent Calendar

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December 12th – December is one of my favorite months because of the endless decisions holiday treats that come with it! I hope you and your family gets to be as happy as this Gingerbread man, while enjoying some homemade goods 🙂  This is the 12th illustration in my Christmas coloring card series.