Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Tuesday, 27 October 2020
Yes, I know, I know. It isn't Christmas out in the real world yet. I hear you.
But in design land, it's basically Christmas for a crazy proportion of the year.
So I give you a cute (and thoughtful) Christmas dog, in cartoon form as Day 41's sketch.
Should I make this into a Christmas card design? Please let me know on the Facebook page.
Many thanks and more tomorrow.
Monday, 26 October 2020
Sunday, 25 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020
And in any case, there'll be more tomorrow.
Friday, 23 October 2020
Day 37's offering is in preparation for Halloween next week...a friendly ghost who goes "Boo".
If you want to download and share this image in social media posts, texts or emails (keeping the watermark), please do. The download link is: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tpQWTKNTNKY/X5L04YPqfUI/AAAAAAAAGcY/AAh19q68NgsjDSGhM4VLh6_ISkjcfli-gCLcBGAsYHQ/s800/boo-halloween-ghost.gif
It inserts into these places just like a still image.
Anyway, hope this is fun, and finds you well.
Thursday, 22 October 2020
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
So, for Day 35 of my (increasingly crazy-feeling) hundred days, there's this watermelon pattern.
But it wasn't always that way. And as I promised you honesty about how these drawings come about (and generally!) then you deserve the full story.
It started promisingly, with the "TheyDrawandCook" (a drool-worthy site, by the way) Inktober day 21 prompt of "fruit bowl" and my delicious morning fruit, the relevant portion of which looked something like this...
But which I, for reasons known and unknown (including not yet enjoying drawing porcelain) managed to turn into this disaster...
What to do? Time was a-ticking, Day 35 was advancing *and* there were other things to do too.
Sadly, the spoon was fairly unextractable. But not the watermelon and the blueberries.
So they ladies and gentlemen, were the elements I extracted in Photoshop, and made into a pattern with trusty old Patternshop.
So, there are probably two takeaways here (No, not the fruit. I ate that, and it was yummy :-).
None of us should assume that the polished perfection you normally see on social media didn't have a weird, messy and very human beginning.
And secondly, if you produce something you're not happy with it, look at it again a few minutes or hours later. Then focus on anything you*do* like about it, and just have fun making something new out of that.
Because after all, isn't "fun" part of the reason why any of us every create anything anyway?
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Must confess that I don't even know the correct name for the bush upon which this today's sketch is based.
The entire bush was about 4 feet high and three feet wide in total, with every set of leaves looking something like this sketch (growing in a sheltered section of a park, near a lake, in mid October in London, UK, if that helps).
If you happen to know the name of this (very pretty, and probably very common...) bush, please do let me know, perhaps over on the Facebook Page. Many thanks!
(Sketch in Mozart Komorebi watercolours, and Faber Castell Ecco pen).
Monday, 19 October 2020
There's now a starting point for new visitors, which you can visit by clicking or tapping here.
And for those who've been here a while, yes, this is Day 33 of the "Sketch a Day" challenge.
More tomorrow :-).