April Calendar: The Go-Betweens

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For the printable April calendar, here are an assortment of crows — or ravens, or interchangeable corvids, as the case may be — carrying messages and tokens.


This is partly because, for reasons associated with Flyaway, I’ve been talking to people about the fairy tale of “The Seven Ravens”, but mostly because when I was going through all my sketches for possible calendar ideas, a crow started calling outside my window.

(The Go-Betweens were, of course, also a Brisbane band, possibly most famous for Streets of Your Town, but also here is a lovely Winterpills cover of Bye Bye Pride).

And it’s also up as a print and a repeating pattern on Redbubble on cushions, throws, clothes, etc: The Go-Betweens. (Spoonflower to follow, but I have to wait for the sample swatches to arrive).


And here (for personal use) are the printable versions. If you like them and like supporting the arts, you can contribute to the calendar (and get it and other behind-the-scenes things early at) patreon.com/tanaudel (starts at $1/month!) or through the tip jar at paypal.me/tanaudel.

April calendar - colour-webApril calendar - lines

Flight of Ravens

Flight of Ravens - Spoonflower wallpaper

I have worked the ravens from January’s calendar into a repeating design of birds, stars and feathers. Pattern-making is something I’ve wanted to do more of, and it’s a lot easier to arrange existing images than to draw new things when laid out with a bad back!

They are now up on Spoonflower as fabric, wallpaper and wrapping paper – I’ve ordered a sample and will show more detail when that arrives.

They are also on Redbubble on shirts, notebooks, phone covers and other such items. I’m eyeing off a duvet cover.
Flight of Ravens - Redbubble shirt

I really am rather happy with these fellows.

Flight of Ravens - Redbubble Bag

No calendar? No problem!

At least, for January. Below, you can download a calendar for the month, either coloured, or for you to colour in, according to preference.

Illustration Friday: Soar

Happy New Year to you all! Clicking on the image will take you to a larger version, which you can then download and print (crop and print just the left-hand side if you need more room to write):

January Calendar Final



January Calendar Final Colouring

Will there be more? One lives in hope.