Thursday, 29 May 2014

Peony Floral Pattern

I have spent today working with my peony floral pattern to create more of a collection. I wanted to add variety with my colours so that the design appeals to a range of customers. The four colour schemes are:

- Antique Neutral: Taupe, Grey and Oyster feature in this colour scheme. This colour palette makes the design adaptable to existing colour schemes within the home. It also has a period home feel to it as well.

- Country Cream: Pink, Cream and Blue. This colour scheme appeals to customers who are looking for ways to bring 'Cottage Style' into their own homes. This is quite a feminine colour way and so would look lovely in a girl's bedroom.

- Flamingo Lagoon: Hot Pink, Orange and Turquoise. The colour scheme is for people who love bright and bold hues. These colours look great in a room where the backdrop is neutral (such as white, grey and black) and accessories with these hues are used to draw the eye and add zingy freshness.

- Lemon and Blueberry Pie: Grey, Navy Blue and Yellow. This colour scheme is easy going on the eye yet is an easy way to add colour to a room. The yellow is fresh and bright but the Navy Blue adds maturity.

All of these colour ways should be available in my Zazzle Shop by the end of the week: LINK

Monday, 26 May 2014

New Vintage Lace Floral Pattern

I have just finished designing a new floral pattern to sell on lots of different products. I have taken inspiration from vintage textiles and have added a little bit of lace in there for that extra girly touch. I used my peony illustration and changed the colours to a pink and cream colour scheme.

It should be up in my shop in the next few days: LINK

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Bumble Bee Cushions and Mugs

I've been working a lot on my Zazzle store and so far it I've been really enjoying it. I have started a new series that feature my bumblebee motif. The bee is on cushions, mugs, keyrings, tea towels and even men's ties! This realistic, almost scientific, bumble bee illustration would be fit to display your belief in saving the bees. These illustrated homewares would also make a brilliant gift to a worker bee friend or nature loving family member. Here are a selection of my favourites:

These cushions are made from high quality 100% polyester that are soft and wrinkle free. They come in several square sizes and lumbar cushions sizes. 

The classic white mug is a staple of any kitchen, and I love how cute the bee motifs look on this cup! The mug comes in 325ml and 444ml sizes and is dishwasher and microwave safe.

Brighten up any kitchen with a set of custom tea towels. Made of durable poly blend, these towels are great for drying up and will look vibrant with your text or artwork. Machine washable, these tea towels have plenty of drying power in them.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Iced Gem Biscuit Themed Homeware and Accessories

I have recently opened a Zazzle store to experiment with how well my illustration works on objects and generally get more of my work available to sell on the internet. It'll be a good way to see how my work is received and it'll be a useful tool to show potential investors what my work will look like on products.

I have so far uploaded bits and pieces from each of the biscuit drawings I have completed. My favourite so far is the Iced Gem patterns I have made. The pattern is so girly and has a vintage shabby chic feel to it. So far the pattern has bee applied to throw cushions, phone cases, notebooks and even a candy jar! Here is a small selection of what's on offer:

Moving House and Iced Gem Illustration

So I have moved house and just finished a new biscuit illustration. 

I have moved from Wales back to my home county of Somerset. It does feel like I have moved back home! It took a week and a bit to unpack, get the internet connected and have a birthday party! So it's been pretty eventful this pack fortnight.

I've moved onto my next illustration in the Biscuit Series. I have chosen to draw an Iced Gem as I have fond childhood memories of these biscuits! I remember that I would pick off all the icing parts off of the top, eat the biscuit and then save the lush crunchy sweet icing till last! If I have time during this series I will do the different coloured Iced Gems by hand.... if not I might digitally colour them.