Saturday, August 13, 2011

another print

I'm still working on prints and patterns, trying to experiment with colors and bringing textures into illustrator. Here's one for back to school!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Pattern, with barn animals!

Monday, June 27, 2011


A while ago I posted that I was beginning to teach myself (and with the help of an awesome friend) how to make repeating patterns. I took a break for a while to work on other things but I'm getting back into it. When I first started playing around with patterns I felt like they had to be crisp, clean, vectorized, and shiny. When I worked in illustrator, I hate to sound cliche, but I would lose my "style". So I've been experimenting with sharpies, live tracing, and drawing with the pencil tool straight on the tablet to get the hand drawn quality that I'm looking for. So far I'm loving the results and very excited to get better with pattern making.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


mythological creatures celebrate birthdays too!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sock Designs

My friend Gail told me about this contest. Sock it to Me in Oregon is having a global sock design competetion. They're going to take 25 designs and have people vote for them on facebook. If by some wonderful miracle I make the cut...I will be bugging all of my dear friends and any of you out there that follow me to vote on March 7th. If I don't make the cut I still had a blast designing them, and learned a lot about patterns. Here's my designs...I crammed them all into my one day off!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy new year and all that jazz

My new year resolutions pretty much all revolve around art...well art and the classic "i'm going to eat so much healthier" one. Unfortunately I've never met a cookie I didn't like. Mainly I want my etsy store and portfolio to evolve and grow dramatically. I'm trying to market myself for as many illustration "fields" that I can. The next few months I'll be working on getting a collection of greeting cards together, and some pattern designs...and from there I'LL TAKE OVER THE WORLD.....and maybe make some wallpaper.

Now for some color. A friend of mine commissioned me for a present to give her boyfriend this christmas. He loves superheroes....well who doesn't...but she wanted them in my quirky Arrolynness style. I had free naturally I thought about what a superhero's day off would be like. I think it involves, ice cream cones, dog walking, book reading, and flirting with the ladies.

and yes, that's batman and robin on a bicycle for two.