Illustraight

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All the Colours

When I look in my jewelry drawer, I often think to myself… I should make more of my own jewelry! I can lay in bed at night and think of fantastic ideas, but often run out of time to actually make what I am dreaming about.

So, I have finally gotten my act together and started to make some pieces of my own. I do have them for sale on my Etsy store, but have also given them as personalized gifts to people I care about! I love giving handmade gifts that are one-offs that no one else will have and that no one else can give.

What do you think of the necklaces that I have made so far?

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Ditzy Fish

It seems like a long absence since my last post… but I have been away, down south to get some sun and sand!

At the Beach

We all took some craft stuff to do… but instead I read my book and relaxed.

Now that I am back, I really wanted to experiment with a repeat pattern technique that I read about in a book.

The idea is that you create your design in quadrants, then cut them up and shuffle them around so that all bits match up.

I decided to create a design that I may be able to enter into the Spoonflower weekly contest. The theme is Ditsy sea creatures.

It was quite fun, though without a ruler, I didn’t cut the squares very straight, so it didn’t all line up perfectly.

Now to add some colour….

I then scanned the finished quadrants into the computer to realign and manipulate the image…

The Ditzy Fish textile design

Notice some bits don’t line up? That is OK… It was good to see how well this simple technique can work.

I uploaded the design to Spoonflower to see how it would work as a continuous repeat design….

Spoonflower repeat

I don’t think the design is resolved enough to enter into the weekly contest! But it is certainly a start and something that I can work on!


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Coming to life

Now that I have this crazy character, I have made my FIRST attempt at a quick flash animation.

I started with a quick digital sketch

Digital Sketch

I then imported the image into Flash and played….

It is nothing to rave home about – I tweened one piece of grass and got the lawnmower to chase it!

It is exciting to see something come to life that was static before.

This is definitely something to play with more!