This year I'm getting a little early into the Christmas spirit. I'm designing some patterns for the tigerprint competition and I'm designing Christmas cards for friends and family as well. I love Christmas!!!
Friday, 31 October 2014
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
It's been a while since I've joined illustration friday, so I thought it was about time for me to do an illustration. This week's theme is octopus. I did mine having a nice cuppa. I feel like having a tea now...
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Friday, 26 September 2014
I designed this pattern for this week's spoonflower competition: tables and chairs. I was inspired by interior design magazines photo shoots. They always have beautiful flower arrangements on tables and beautiful pieces of furniture as well. I added some birds and butterflies too, because I love to have animals in my patterns. I'd really appreciate your vote - if you like my pattern!- http://www.spoonflower.com/contest_voters_temp/new?contest_id=271
Here's a close up
Friday, 19 September 2014
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Oh I'm sooo excited! I won the tigerprint cute character competition, yay!... I've never won anything before - not that I can remember- and it means a lot to me because it's something I did from scratch with my own hands and with lots of love (and maybe some tears).
These are the other entries I submited for the contest, I was a little sad that they weren't shorlisted but everything turned out well :) yay!
Thursday, 11 September 2014
It's dinosaur week at the daily doodle group. I'll post here all the dinasours I'll be doing :)
Little T-rex is going to a fancy party
Today I felt like working with collage. I feel that I need to relax my eyes from the computer screen from time to time and doing collage is the perfect way to do that.
Here's a couple of dinosaurs on a date
This dinosaur is very sad because his friends stood him up.
Monday, 8 September 2014
I haven't done anything for IF for ages - so I'm back with the very cool topic of radio.
I've been meaning to draw a dancing animal for ages and today I finally did it! Yay... I even did an animated gif just because I really like doing gifs.
So, here's the last submission I did for the Summer School for the intermediate brief. The theme was feathers and the first thought I had was birds. I sketched lots of birds but I couldn't think of how to put the pattern together, what other elements to add or how to make birds look cute... so I had a crisis for about 2 days where the only thing I did was worry about the deadline and feel sad about my lack of inspiration...
I must confess I put the pattern together at the last minute - maybe the pressure with the deadline help me get myself together?- I chose a different colour palette than the one they provided because I felt this one fitted well with my pattern and my mood at the moment.
I quite like it, it looks nice as a wallpaper. I wish I owned a house to try it out :) What do you think? Do you think it works well as a wallpaper? or is it to bright? Working as an interior designer has taught me that people like their houses beige and grey... or is it only in Hong Kong?
This is a complementary pattern I did using the same birds but less elements - it looks more minimalistic, obviously!- but I prefer a pattern full of elements to look at and to discover everytime you look at it.
I hope you like this post. I like to read and visit blogs that tell stories and I thought I'd do that with my blog.
Have a nice day!
PD Check out the gallery with everyone's designs http://makeitindesign.com/summer-school/
Friday, 29 August 2014
Lately I've been working so much in front of the computer that I feel that I need to take a brake from the screen from time to time. Working with paper is really good fun because there're so many textures and colours to choose from.
Here're 2 illustrations I did for the doodle group in twitter.