A new design called “Warm Paws,” just in time for the chilly weather and Spoonflower’s contest this week which is kittens in mittens themed! I hope you enjoy my design, and stay cozy wherever you are :)
This is a new surface pattern design “Forty Winks” that was created for a calligraphy-based pattern themed competition currently being held by Spoonflower and UPPERCASE Magazine. I did all the lettering by hand, first starting with pencil and them scanning in my artwork to then create digitally. I thought it would be fun to create a sleepy themed pattern and use strong graphic words and symbols associated with that. There was also a monochromatic color restriction (black-grey-white) which was another interesting challenge so I had a lot of fun using some different techniques than you might normally see in my work here :)
My pattern for the Spoonflower contest this past week was “Ornamentary,” which you can likely guess is ornament-themed :) I went with Christmas, as that is what I associate with the word and there are so many fun shapes! I created more antique feeling ornaments which remind me of Christmases long ago at the family farm.
I present to you “Measuring Time,” my new textile pattern inspired by Spoonflower’s current contest which is timepiece and clock themed. I went with a more antique aesthetic for my timepieces and a retro color scheme. I love how this one turned out!
This week’s Spoonflower pattern design contest is all about Umbrellas! For my design, I decided to also focus on a variety of seasons and types of weather which umbrellas could sure be useful in! My design is called “Brella” :)
This week, Spoonflower’s pattern design contest theme is Ballet! I introduce to you the newest sensation, The Woodland Ballet Company. My design is called “Tippy Toes.” Sweet little forest creatures showing off their graceful moves! And I couldn’t forget all the bling for the costumes. Ballet costumes are so sigh-worthy and beautiful, and the application of the embellishments is typically done by hand which makes them even more special!
This past week, the theme for Spoonflower’s pattern design competition was marching bands! I decided it was a great opportunity to exercise my human drawing illustrations and also played around a bit with a banner-type horizontally focused repeat. I had fun experimenting with colors as well. I originally started with a more vintage style palette and then changed things up and went for a desaturated color scheme with pops of color. This design is called “March in Place.”