I mentioned previously that the mermaid design (for the September calendar) was up on Redbubble (t-shirst, phone cases, etc). It is in two colourways: the simple white background and the repeating green design.
Now I have also received my test prints from Spoonflower (print on demand fabrics), and the designs are up there too in three options: Green background; white background; and no lines (rather impressionistic, would work well for backgrounds/lining).
Here they are, with my feet for scale.
And I ordered a doona/duvet cover from Redbubble. The printed layer has a beautiful silky cottony feeling – it was meant to be for the spare bedroom but I might keep it for myself. Shown here with books and sofa cushion for scale – it’s quite a large print.
The calendars happen in downtime when I can’t work on other projects (e.g. I’m in a library and can’t really use knives, or the light’s bad), so I’m slithering in under the wire with the September calendar!
This one started with pattern composition technique Lindsay Nohl taught us at the Iceland residency, then … got out of hand.
Colour flats (and texture). The colour is based on the William Morris “Compton” design. Once I get my actual work done, I will put together the repeating design, but I have to draw the connecting bits. In the meantime, the non-repeating version is up on Redbubble on notebooks, shirts, etc.
If you click on the images below, you should be able to print them either in colour or to colour.
I wanted to try making a video of an illustration, so this week’s Illustration Friday picture (topic: Twisted) is all digital. I’m working on some more silhouette illustrations at the moment, so I used that style – I still prefer the process of cutting the design out of paper, as there is both more and less control and I like the nearness and quality of line better. But I think this works, and slightly better than the video which was at too low a resolution for you to read what I’m clicking on. But you can see the time-lapse construction of the picture! And how I don’t update my operating system!