The first of the Autumn leaves are starting to change colour here in the UK. These patterns celebrate the intricate form of the humble leaf, the print motifs taken from real leaves and worked into rich, warm Fall colours. Many trees become bare with only their hanging clusters of seeds left behind. Sycamore seeds swirl, … Continue reading Turning Leaves
I do just love everything about Pumpkins! The way they look, all the different varieties and the way they taste! Both sweet and savoury dishes! An under appreciated vegetable here in the UK in my opinion. These new designs celebrate the king of the gourds - last year I grew pumpkins for the first time … Continue reading Pumpkin Season Is Here!
I've had a tidy up of my studio for photos to include my upcoming portfolio book. I thought I'd take the oppurtunity to share with you my workspace. This is my computer setup where I take hand drawn sketches and paintings into Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator to work into a placment piece or repeating pattern. … Continue reading Studio Scenes
A new year already? Wowzers. 2019 will be my first full year as a freelance illustrator so it's an exciting and scary January this time around. As part of reviewing my 2018 work I tried out the Year of Colour website on my Instagram account and to my delight it showed a palette of mainly … Continue reading Hello 2019
This morning I have been carrying out a really interesting re-colouring exercise as part of the Make It In Design course. I have taken a fairly simple design of mine (Pine Slopes) and changed the colour palettes to fit in with the different genres of pattern design. These being: Classic, Traditional, Vintage, Retro, Contemporary and … Continue reading The Power of Re-Colouring
As I carry on furiously making work the Make It In Design's Ultimate Portfolio Builder course the subject has turned to geometric and abstract patterns. To try and add to the spontaneity to the designs I've been working with paper cut outs of various shapes and colours. Working like this helps add a sense of … Continue reading Getting A Little Abstract
As the temperature drops and evening darkens sooner every day it's almost time to whip out those fluffy jumpers and whip up a creamy hot chocolate! If you can't already tell I'm a fan of Winter! With this in mind I'm bulking up my portfolio with designs for the cosy season starting with a pattern … Continue reading Winter Is Coming
This week I have just completed the Make It In Design 2018 Winter School, a 4-week online workshop for surface pattern design. It's been an inspiring month in which I've produced a lot of work and been given a real creative boost for moving forward. The first Creative Brief was 'Bright Blooms' which focused on … Continue reading Make It In Design Winter School 2018 – Completed!
Some lasercut prototypes in wood and acrylic! What can I do with these... via Instagram http://ift.tt/2AcHFdj
A few more pages from my 100 days of illustration projects sketchbook: