Surface Design Patterns

I painted this

After scanning and sketching I arrived at this pattern.

This is just the beginning. Cat Coq has a great tutorial and there’s a few of them on You tube as well. There is a simple techique to creating seamless patterns but all you need is practice. You keep creating, letting your eyes tell the story. Eventually your color and layout will get better.

Ok time to go paint flowers.

Brown Peruvian blanket take two

Much better. I am new to the pulse and precision. I haven’t practiced as much as I want. Yet there’s been major improvements. The dots were done with acrylic paint but the stamper wasn’t giving me complete circles. Walnut ink helped with that. I want to explore more with India ink. Tree trunks!

Today’s message will be short and sweet. Keep going. Keep painting. Keep doing whatever it is you want to do.

Trust the Process

Easier said than done. Trust the process.

This weekend I’ll be posting some of my work from Society 6 and Amazon. I never feel comfortable sharing work from my shops in fear of sounding like a salesman. All I know is I am proud of my work and the direction I’m going. I still have much to learn. Art gives me mindfulenss for the rest of my life. Maybe a print for your studio space can help you feel the same way.

More sketches

Markers worked for a few of the details but not for the hotel. I do have acrylic paint. That works. I keep going. I’m all for painting texture pages but now there’s scrapbook patterns.

Writing a book is harder than working on one piece. I’ m working on a million pieces at once.

I’m going to take my time and understand:

  • girl there’s going to be 100’s of illustrations
  • my drawing will improve
  • I need to step up my watercolor game too.
  • let’s face it you need opaque color.
  • transparency is terrible for scanning
  • I need to work on cleaning up my flies better

Ok for now I should spend the evening reading and sketching with a pencil.