Sooo, I’m not sure what happened today. I knew I wanted to make a pattern from the giraffes from yesterday. Doing a repeat with such tall, thin shapes really created some design challenges. I knew that I wanted to do some horizontal lines to offset the tall shapes. That turned into the idea of a 70s inspired sunset.

This was a day where I just had to commit because it’s getting late. I’m not convinced it works – but again, it’s almost 11 and I’m really ready for bed. So up it goes.

I also wanted to do a standalone piece for tees and other things that are not all over print. The standalone piece I actually rather like. It’s the repeat pattern that I can’t even tell if it’s any good. Anyway – here it is! I have two Redbubble links:

See the repeat pattern Redbubble products

See the standalone Redbubble products

Untitled_Artwork_psd____16_67___RGB_GPU_Preview_-2.pngUntitled_Artwork_psd____8_33___RGB_GPU_Preview_.png

I was a bit aimless tonight. I started with an elephant, then a hedgehog, then thought about doing a quail, and finally decided to do a sheep. It turned out pretty cartoony, but it’s pretty cute!

In other news, my pigeon pattern from Day 33 has been featured on Redbubble’s home page in the FOUND section! It’s gotten a ton of likes, and I’ve already made many sales today. It really made my day.

I did both a single illustration and a repeat pattern for the different items on Redbubble.

 

 

SO APPARENTLY I NEVER HIT PUBLISH ON THIS! No, I didn’t miss a day. I just didn’t actually complete the publishing process. Bah!

 

Taking a page from the previous two days, I did another animal silhouette pattern. Today I wanted to celebrate the beautiful fall that is all around me. Everywhere I go I see crows (although in my pattern I did ravens), pine cones, acorns. leaves, fallen twigs. Oh, and spiders!

I love the muted, quiet colors in today’s design; they fit the mood perfectly.

Today I took my same pigeons, but did them in a completely different style – my favorite faux linocut or screen print style that I used on my Herstory Portraits. Then I filled in the gaps with little abstract shapes that evoke the possibility of crumbs, or maybe small plants.  It’s a relaxing pattern in gentle colors that I think looks best close up where you can see the textural details.

On Redbubble here!

Today’s design just makes me happy, and informs my next Theme Sprint: Animals in Print, not to be confused with animal print (such as zebra stripes).

I wanted to capture a handmade, stamped feel with this, as if it was created by someone stamping the pattern out for real – things don’t quite line up giving it a fun, organic feel. Plus it just makes me smile. Get it on Redbubble!