I am in the business of making motifs. It takes a lot of time doodling and mark making. Time to practice and try new things. I need all the inspiration I can get so thought it would be fun to try and get others to share their work. Here is what is inspiring me lately on #shareyoursketch.Heather Dutton (@hangtight) of Hang Tight Studio shares proof that inspiration can come from anywhere. This quirky character is the result of a blob of coffee spilt on the floor. Heather is pretty active on Instagram. The next two are also some sketches that Heather shared. Some more doodles waiting to get turned into pattern.. Mary Tanana (@groovity) of Groovity Designs shares her tropical doodles, a result of her time in Make Art that Sells. I believe these were used for the tropical fusion bloghop which you can see here - beautiful! I love this giraffe all zentangled up shared by Angelica Venegas. (@portallerdepapel). This drawing was done by her daughter Rocio. Her zentangle work looks fantastic here and has inspired me to try some of my own. Here is another zentangle sketch courtesy of Aryanda Septian (@Ariyandaaa) from Indonesia. Her Instagram feed is full of beautiful sketching, shading and lots of portraits. A whole other world I have yet to explore. This hipster, shared by Lori Leissner (@leissnerart) just makes me smile. I love his look and his poodle pooch companion. I could see this character developed in so many ways. Lori was in a very loong meeting when she shared this. Sketches can be in color too! I love this one by Pam Keravuori (@pamkeravuori) created while hanging at the waterpark with her young daughter. That made me laugh - I first started doodling while spending many an hour at the park with young children in tow. There is lots more color and wonderful type on her feed. Feeling inspired? Come and share your sketch with us then! I will be posting some here on my blog every week so that others can get inspired and make new friends on Instagram. Enjoy your weekend!
I am not sure if it is possible to design baby apparel without a goofy smile on ones face. In fact, I think it is a necessity just to get in the mood of it all. It's cute (not sappy:), it's sassy and a whole lot silly and it's full of unexpected surprises. At least it is suppose to be!
I am not quite there yet, hence the goofy smile on my face helping me to get there.I should have taken a selfie! It would have been good for a laugh.
Week 2 of Lilla Rogers Make Art that Sells had me designing motifs for the baby apparel market. This is a market I have yet to explore, but I have had it in my vision because of my love to doodle and draw big blooms. I think this is a market I could work within.
The theme for this weeks lesson was Camping.It's a trend I have seen popping up everywhere and now that 500 of us have camping motifs and floating around the world web I am sure it's going to help it on it's way. That Lilla sure is smart![caption id="attachment_5102" align="aligncenter" width="542"] On my screen-playing with color[/caption]
I had quite a bit of fun with this. My goal for this week was to use my neutrals and to draw a character. Yes, seems simple enough, but oh no, it was challenging to say the least. I should clarify that- the use of neutrals was no problem for my analogous brain, it was the characters. I have yet to draw anything with eyes and a face. I see anything resembling a face in my work and I quickly delete.Not this week though!
The big joke around here all week was my hedgehog. I am mighty proud of that hedgehog. Ridiculous..yes. It's the little things in life that make me happy. Very happy that I could provide lots of laughs around here as I was trying to get this one out onto paper.Prepare to see all the woodland animals popping out of here soon. Sorry people, no humans ...yet! Unless ,of course, Lilla asks because it seems that these days she is the only one I am listening too. I shake my head at the things she has made me to create. I am just a little out of my comfort zone.
I could see myself and family happily travelling along the Pacific Coast Highway in one of these sassy, little camper vans.Oh and check out my flower faces with girls swinging out of them. It took a lot of effort to do that. I am not cute, but I think I could be!
Lessons learned this week - detail, detail topped with more detail, did I mention detail? Create a story. Design your own world. Imagination is key. Get those characters out and make sure they are doing goofy things. Design the unexpected - yes, mushrooms can be umbrellas and sardine cans can be cars! Have fun...and remember, people buy your joy.
Lilla continues to brings a smile to my face.
I already 6 mini chocolate bars into Halloween with, I am sure ,many more to come. I have lots of pressure on me tonight to be the best dressed house. Artist=creative=best dressed house.
It's going to be a long day.