This was a collection of kids illustrations and prints created last year. I struggled a little with the colour palette and deciding whether to work in Illustrator or photoshop. Having worked on it on and off for several months I am finally happy to reveal it here.
In the end I went with a simpler turquoise, purple and dark blue palette. I also pushed through with illustrator to create the patterns and artwork, prefering he flat colours for these compositions.
Below are some of the additional co-ordinating patterns in more detail:
Knotted (I’m still loving the rope & knotted nautical designs; here in a pale turquoise)
Palm Deco (revisiting a my palm tree pattern that works really well with this theme; recoloured in purple to match the colourway)
Posted in A to Z, Animals, MATS, P is for, Pattern
Tagged anchor pattern, anchor print, mat, MATS, MATSB, Octopus pirate illustration, palm tree pattern, palm tree print, pattern, pirate boat, pirate boat illustration, pirate illustration, pirate palm tree print, Pirate print, Pirates, pirates pattern, s is for scribble, sisforscribble
C is for Cuckoo Clock. This was the first month of Lilla Rogers Mats Bootcamp online course. The brief was to create a mobile phone cover featuring a cuckoo clock design. We started off with a mini assignment drawing all sorts of cuckoo clocks and decorative doodles.
This was then scanned into the computer and translated into digital illustrations.
(above: some of my digital scribbling in progress)
I’ve been enjoying making lots of prints and patterns to match the main cuckoo clock illustration.
& here is my final cuckoo clock illustration (above) and the final layout I submitted to the February MATS bootcamp gallery (below)
After completing the mobile phone cover I couldn’t resist having a play with the patterns and repeats that were naturally appearing out of the cuckoo clock illustration; the borders and scallop designs and the Eidelweiss icons (Lilla loves a good icon!).Below are two bolt fabric designs and co-ordinating repeats using the cuckoo clock as the main starting point
Posted in Animals, C is for, MATS, Objects
Tagged cuckoo clock, cuckoo clock drawing, cuckoo clock illustration, Cuckoo clock pattern, February Mats, illustartor drawing, ink doodle, ink drawing, Lilla Rogers Bootcamp, Mats bootcamp
A new illustration created for Illustration Friday this week – O is for Ocean, or should that be W is for Whale?
January 17, 2013 in A to Z, Animals, O is for
Tagged illustrated Ocean, illustrated whale, O is for Ocean, pen & ink ocean, pen & ink waves, sea, W is for Whale, waves
E is for Elephant. This multiple Elephant doodle was created on my new ipad app ‘Adobe Ideas’ a belated birthday present to myself. I was so excited to be able to doodle on my ipad and the great thing is you can then open & adjust it in Illustrator CS6.
I am quite pleased with how it came out and will continue to experimenting with my ipad doodles.
Posted in A to Z, Animals, E is for
Tagged adobe ideas doodles, adobe ideas drawing, E is for elephant, Eisforelephant, Elephant, elephant doodles, elephant illustration, illustrator doodle, ipad doodle, ipad drawing