A couple of weeks ago in the Colour Gang, the creative challenge was to create a tropical-themed pattern using one of 3 (or all 3!) colour palettes given. The one I decided on was called "Midnight Forest"...featuring dark grounds, exotic forests and their inhabitants. So here is my brand new "Dream" pattern design...can you spot the "inhabitant"?
So many people have asked where they could buy my pattern designs on actual products, that I decided to open MY NEW SHOP on the online store site Society6! So far, I have added just a few of my most popular designs which you can now purchase on bags, bedding, bath products, wall art, clothing, tech products, furniture and more! I invite you to have a look and let me know if you see anything you like! And BTW: if you see a design on my website that you would like to see on a product, contact me and I will always try to accommodate your request!
Just thought I would share the 2 illustrations I submitted for the recent cover contest for one of my favourite magaazines, Uppercase Magazine! They didn't win the cover spot, but I was notified that one of my illustrations was chosen to be included in Issue 40 coming out in mid-December! At this point though I'm not sure which of my 2 submissions was chosen!
The first theme was to celebrate the magazines 10th Anniversary in 2019 so my pairs of hands on which you can count to 10 are raised in celebration! Another of the requested themes was "maturity and longevity" so the botanical illustration depicts a plant as it grows through various life phases from seed to a variety of flowering blooms (kinda like how we all end up wearing many hats in our day-to-day lives, perhaps?)
Tell me which of the 2 you prefer...I know which one I like best!
Thought I would keep going with the blue palette this week in The Colour Gang...so I added this new "Koi" pattern design to go with my "Lotus Pond" and "Enlightened" pattern designs. The second image here puts them all together! Hope this collection makes you feel calm and peaceful!
Happily, one of this month's creative challenges in The Colour Gang was to design an all-blue pattern design! Blue in all it's variations are favourites of mine: turquoise, azure, sky blue, cobalt, indigo, cerulean, cornflower, ultramarine, royal blue, lapis...I love them all. Blue is also calming and ethereal, so I thought what better subject but the lotus flower, often associated with spiritual enlightenment! Here is my "Lotus Pond" and "Enlightened" pattern designs. I also thought that the Lotus Pond pattern would be wonderful as wallpaper! Enjoy!
Now that the portfolio-building course FolioFocus 2018 is over (alas!) I decided to just design something I wanted to, with no particular brief/trend/theme in mind! So here is my new "Fanciful" Collection...love these colours. I never thought I liked brown much, but I do like the earthiness of this colour palette! How about you?
Just thought I would share the Christmas pattern collection I've been working on this past week in FolioFocus 2018 (alas, the last week of this super fun course!)...A festive bright colour palette and a more muted and delicate one. I know which I prefer, how about you?
Hello! I just entered 5 of my pattern designs (some brand new and some older favourites) in Ohh Deer's Pillow Fight Design Competition! If you have a moment to support me, I would greatly appreciate your vote (you do have to register to vote, but it's very quick)! And if you love any of them, you can also purchase these as well for a limited time only (and a purchase would also give me 50 points!) Click on the images below to link to the competition pages where you can vote. If you click on my name there you can see (and vote for) all 5 of my submitted designs (or come back here to link to each design). I thank you!
I designed my "Floating World" and "Pool Rings" pattern designs with both this week's colour palette challenge in The Colour Gang and this week's Pool Party people brief in Folio Focus 2018 in mind. Luckily the colour palette and theme worked for both! I wanted to give the feeling of dreamily floating in warm water...winter's not even here and I'm looking forward to summer!
"Generic" Designs for This Week's Creative Challenge in The Colour Gang...Far from Boring and Not Really...Generic!
This week's challenge in The Colour Gang was to design "generic" occasion designs for multiple uses. So here are 3 new designs, each with a simple (but fun!) colour palette. I really pictured them as packaging on those beautiful artisanal chocolate bars I see in markets and foodie shops! And make no mistake, "generic" doesn't mean boring and well...generic! Contact me if you are interested in licensing these (or other) designs!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio