This week's freebie is a chrysanthemum illustration/image/graphic/painting/clip art (call it what you will) and can be used personally or commercially. (Full details are in my new "Angel" Policy for crafters here).
Just tap or click/right-click the image to save it as you normally would to whichever device you're using.
It's based on my original design in digital acrylic. And if you like these flowers, then (as they say) you might also love the full eight sheet card-making and craft set of which they're a part...
It's the autumnal equinox this weekend, so thought this illustration might help you celebrate the beginning of all things autumn and fall. (Southern hemisphere people sit tight-other images will follow soon).
To get the image, just tap, or right click, or control click (depending on your device) and save. It's a png, and free for use in any project, personal or commercial.
Attribution back to me (Clare Walker) at BoundingSquirrel is always appreciated, but never required.
(For full details, see my "angel" policy here. )
And just like that, it's September. Having spent August unexpectedly designing for Christmas projects instead (don't worry, I have manners, and will not post those yet ;-)).
The whole experience of the "out-of-seasoness," that the design calendar demands, left me feeling strangely un-grounded. Added to the general craziness of UK (and world) life at the moment, and action was needed.
So, this is a first ever attempt at nature art journaling for me, in ArtRage 6...Found it so relaxing that suspect more nature art journals will follow...and can highly recommend it if you're feeling stressed too. For now, here you go...
This hyacinth macaw is special for a number of reasons. Most importantly, his species is endangered and needs help (you can read more about that here).
Secondly, you can grab him for your own card making and craft projects here.
Thirdly (and less importantly, but still a fun fact if you're into digital art) this is the first digital painting I've completed from start to finish in the new ArtRage 6 program. I'll need to use it more to have a fully formed view, but my overall impression is that whilst none of the updates in this version is particularly flashy, they are all well-thought out, useful and well worth the upgrade. (Though I confess, the upgrade itself was a birthday present from the Computer Man in my case....am soooo lucky!)
In particular, I've been enjoying the ability to try out digital impasto, and to change a range of brush shapes straight into erasers of that same shape. Also (and this may or may not be confined to my PC, I don't know) all the brushes simply seem to work faster and more smoothly than they did in ArtRage 5, with less "lag time" between making a stroke with the graphics pen and seeing the full result on the screen.
But as I say, am still testing this-will let you know any more thoughts I have on it if you're interested.
Hello again, and am hoping this post finds you well and thriving.
Let's get down to it...I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that lots of my most popular floral art, like these summer poppies, has been accepted by Displate.Com to be part of their new easy-hang wall-art range.
The concept behind these affordable metal poster size prints is amazing: they hang with magnets, and can be put up in minutes, without damaging your walls. No need for framing or waiting around.
And because they're made of metal, the rich colours of digital art get shown off to great effect.
Best of all, 10 trees are planted for every Displate purchased.