Design and Doodles, Pattern Inspiration

5 Steps to Choosing Colours for your Project

Choosing the 'right' colours for your art project (whatever project that may be) can sometimes be the hardest part of the project. Sometimes there are no 'right' colours and you are left with too many options to decide between and end up lost in a rainbow coloured limbo... Photo by Tim Arterbury on Unsplash I've… Continue reading 5 Steps to Choosing Colours for your Project

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Chalkboard Style, Surface Pattern, surface Pattern design

Making a Design More Awesome (Tips for self- critique)

This is actually something I drew up aaaaaaages ago and I thought I had finished it. Then I thought it might look good printed out and framed. So I printed it out. It was only then that I saw that it actually wasn't quite finished. Here it is: This is an example of why self-critiquing… Continue reading Making a Design More Awesome (Tips for self- critique)

Design and Doodles, Surface Pattern, surface Pattern design

Birds and Butterflies – pattern design

Over the last week or so I have been working on a new design, you might have noticed my new style that I'm going for in my cycling design. Bright and cheerful and cute! This is for the Spoonflower contest 'animals by air' which is coming up on May 24th. This gorgeous little design is… Continue reading Birds and Butterflies – pattern design

Paintstorm, Pattern Inspiration, Surface Pattern, surface Pattern design

Cycling In the Park – pattern design

A shiny new design - how exciting! It's quite different for me as well, I've gone wild with colour which is a new experience. It's inspired by sunny days and bicycles. There's actually a Spoonflower contest coming up and the theme is 'cycling' so that's a good motivator for adding some bicycles into a design.… Continue reading Cycling In the Park – pattern design

Paintstorm, Pattern Inspiration, Surface Pattern, surface Pattern design

Summer Cookout Doodles into a Repeat Pattern

This has been a work in progress for a while but I'm glad to say it's now complete! I think. I have a bad habit of finding little things to tweak or adjust slightly every time I look at it... Here's how it began: You may recognise this from my 100 Days of Doodles days… Continue reading Summer Cookout Doodles into a Repeat Pattern

Design and Doodles, Drawing, Pattern Inspiration, surface Pattern design

Hygge Design Inspiration (and drawing tips!)

It seems like everyone is talking about hyggeย at the moment (pronounced hoo-gah and its fun if you say it in a good slow deep voice ๐Ÿ™‚ย ). I actually love it! This post will give you some tips on how to draw it (and maybe live it) by showing you stunning hygge photos which I'm sure… Continue reading Hygge Design Inspiration (and drawing tips!)

Design and Doodles, Drawing, Paintstorm, Pattern Inspiration, Surface Pattern

A Design Process: Designing the Gingerbread Pattern

This post gives you a step by step process to developing a pattern. I'm going to use my latest gingerbread design as an example. There are a bunch of different ways to develop a pattern so I'm not suggesting that this is the best way. However this is the process I find useful to follow… Continue reading A Design Process: Designing the Gingerbread Pattern