A few more designs…

 

I’ve been rather busy… wasn’t sure if should leave London and move to Bristol and then doing some freelance work for a pre-press media company in Moorgate so it’s been awhile since I’ve managed to create anything.

Thankfully this weekend I did manage a few ‘bits’…. slow steps and all that!!

Some of these I’ve mentioned before (or the first stages of the design anyway) but I have so many designs that I’m becoming overwhelmed – I want to create a collection of work that I can actually physically create and sell and any other designs I can license (I hope!!).

It’s great fun coming up with new ideas but trying to concentrate and pick out a few to then develop gets me in a pickle.

I will get there even if it takes me a year just to get one or two created in my own shop!! maybe even then offer as wholesale if my research and sale techniques work (I’m rubbish at sales though but I am constantly looking/reading/watching tutorials, books and meet ups to find out more – to basically get through all my mental (ha!) clutter and get the hell on with things. It’s hard when you’ve always been told that everything you do is crap or to be ignored… I do actually think I have created some work that should be developed further which I am pleased that I have got to that stage. 🙂


 

I made a few variations in repeat from my photograph taken in Kew Gardens a few weeks ago…

Kew Garden Plant Photograph

A Fresh Point
A Fresh Point

I do seem to keep going for light greens and pale blues… my actual favourite colour is red so it’s a surprise in some ways.

 


 

I’ve keep meaning to create a scarf design and to research price/material etc to then sell in my future collection of textiles (big plans, small confidence but trying to ignore the latter!!)

I did manage to try a few quick layouts in illustrator (ignore the vertical lines in the bottom left and the horizontal lines in the bottom right as these are just roughs… this is also a screen grab so you can’t see the full length… I will look up various widths for the scarfs as I like skinny and shawl like scarfs so it would be great to be able to offer two variations for each design I decide to finalise.

Once I’ve worked further on what I want the final pieces to be like I will create mockups and post them up.

Possible Scarf layouts
Possible Scarf layouts

 

I also decided on a whim to enter a cushion competition using an illustration that I created a few months ago.

I’ve shown this on this blog before:

Triagular-mountains-better-version
here’s my entry to Barker and Stonehouse
Lenny Carter RunnyCustard create-a-cushion

vote for me!!

Ohh Deer competition.

go check them out and if you can be so kind as to click a like on the way and for the more adventurous you can spread the word via lots of social media site… now don’t get distracted by all the other great entries!!! 🙂

 

Click on the picture to go to the relevant page for the illustration.

'Dobo' Dancing & Prancing silly fool
‘Dobo’ Dancing & Prancing silly fool
Tesla Pups Meet & Greet
Tesla Pups Meet & Greet
Eyeballs on string screenprint
Eyeballs on string screenprint
'Dobo' Dancing & Prancing silly fool
‘Dobo’ Dancing & Prancing silly fool
Tesla Pups Meet & Greet
Tesla Pups Meet & Greet
Tesla Pups Meet & Greet
Tesla Pups Meet & Greet

 

'Dobo' Dancing & Prancing silly fool
‘Dobo’ Dancing & Prancing silly fool
Eyeballs on string screenprint
Eyeballs on string screenprint

World’s quickest repeat pattern collection…

I found out about the Tiger Print website and the B&W competition for M&S half an hour before it’s deadline.

I created these but whilst uploading I realised I had grabbed one of the hi-res images so had to start again… of course the deadline closed at that moment – gargh.

Oh well… at least I know I can get a collection together in record time ;-P

 

 

 

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I like these Cushions!

I did have a Society 6 shop as I love the idea of patterns and illustrations on textiles but I object to $1.50 profit per item and being in the UK means you have to wait ages for them to arrive… why is everything in the USA!

on a side note… I keep buying things off Amazon from companies that say they are in the UK but turn out to be in the USA!?!?!? gargh – I would just prefer to know that I have to wait several weeks rather than days for a small spool of wire!

anyway I’m waiting for printed fabric of some of my designs to arrive from Spoonflower… yep, they are in the USA so I’ve been looking up UK printers which turns out to be rather complex in the costings, set up fees etc.

I’ve decided to try home screen printing again which is awkward when living in a tiny place.

In the meantime I’ve entered a competition even though it’s for illustrators, but I did see other cushions with photos on them.. but they had text so I’m not too sure mine will do well on the site (the competition is based on sales not popularity or ‘likes’) but the preview images look really good though 😀

Autumnal Tree Circle
Autumnal Tree Circle
Two Trees
Two Trees
Snow Pebbles Cushion
Snow Pebbles Cushion

They have these available to buy for £25 each – plus you’ll find lots of others that are illustrations and humous so go check the site out – click on a photo or visit ohh deer!