I was recently interviewed by the friendly folks at Wraptious after being chosen as a winning design for part of the design brief set for Make It In Design pattern courses. In the interview I talk a little about my inspiration and design process. You can take a look here: https://www.scrapbook.wraptious.com/blog/make-it-in-design-harriet-harker
A great opportunity has come along and for a limited time I will have two designs featured on the amazing Wraptious website! Two of my animal themed prints are available as cushions as part of the Make It In Design artists collective so you can see my little Axolotls and Red Pandas amongst some of … Continue reading Wraptious Cushion Design Feature
I wanted to submit an entry for the latest Spoonflower design contest but didn't have too much time before I went on vacation. Instead of a brand new design I reworked an older Polar Bear one to include more detail and texture. Voting open now! https://www.spoonflower.com/contests/animals-of-the-ocean
Went to the brilliant Kew Gardens in London for my birthday. I was hoping for some inspiration for a pattern, came away with enough reference photos for about 4 collections!
My first pattern of what will hopefully become a collection! I'm really pleased with it. I think doing daily drawing for the 100 days project has really helped. Finished this pattern with two colourways. Both available on Spoonflower to buy as fabric or gift wrap.
Over the past 10 days I've undertaken my first 100 days project with the aim of re-defining my drawing style making it more versatile and appealing. Some days it is hard to find time, energy or headspace to sit down and get something done but if you force it upon yourself it is ultimately worth … Continue reading 100 Days Project: First 10 Days of Illustration
This week I have entered a new design into the Spoonflower design challenge. This weeks theme is Whimsical Watercolour Insects. I've greatly enjoyed doing this design and am pleased with it - I feel like I'm getting the hang of the repeating pattern and think this design looks much closer to a 'professional' one than … Continue reading Watercolour Insects Design Challenge
I've been working hard in the evenings over the last few weeks on a new venture of pattern design for fabric and other applications! Getting back into drawing and illustration has been really great as it has been a long time since I did any. I entered my first Spoonflower Design Competition last week themed … Continue reading Jackalope Jinx Fabric Design – Spoonflower Competition
It's all been a bit quiet on the blog here - I've been re-learning Adobe Illustrator and re-working drawings from sketchbooks into designs and repeating patterns for surface design! These I hope to print onto fabric for creation of many home ware and soft furnishing pieces. Working with nature based designs and animal illustrations plus … Continue reading Foray into Surface Design – Patterns Galore!