With the attitude of wanting to explore as many aspects of illustration as I can, recently I've been busy working towards opening an online shop purely for digital artworks. Instead of buying a physical print which gets sent in the mail the customer simply buys the digital file and either prints it themselves or has … Continue reading Digital Artworks in the Making!
An idea for a kids wallpaper design featuring starry animal constellations. Comes as a minimal design or with a far out swirling nebulous inky design! The constellation shapes are done accurate to life and each one is labelled with its correct latin name so it can act as a teaching aid for science and nature … Continue reading Starry Animal Constellations
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
This week fabric company Spoonflower are holding a design contest with theme "Animals by Air". I have entered with a Mid-Century Modern design featuring colourful garden birds. After creating several colour versions I decided to go with the orange background as I figured it might stand out better amongst the other entries (though the grey … Continue reading Spoonflower design contest: Animals by Air
Earlier this week I attended the trend forecasting trade show Pulse London at the Kensington Olympia. I went with my go-to textiles expert and owner of Sashabay Soft Furnishings for moral support and to have someone to squeak at all the lovely things with! There were indeed a great deal of lovely things, many amazing … Continue reading Pulse London Trade Show Round Up and Trend Forecast
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!
I'm really pleased to announce that I've launched three new designs on Society6 which are now available as prints, canvases, cushions, bags, notepads and more! The works feature mixed media of fine pen illustrations based on old fashioned scientific etchings of the natural world. These are then placed with some swirling colourful ink work to … Continue reading New Illustration Designs on Society6