Redhead Girl in the Garden with Purple Flowers. That’s what I’m calling this new illustration. I’m putting together some of my new illustration work to get some more editorial commissions. I’ve been putting together a more contacts on my list and I’m working on a post card mailing too.
There are so many avenues in the commercial world where your art can fit into. Custom illustration work, editorial, publishing, children’s books, art licensing, gaming and fine art.
I finished my new Baby / Nursery Pattern Design collection of the ALSC art Challenge last week! I’m usually down to the wire trying to finish these art challenges so it’s refreshing that I am done before the deadline. This cute little bunny character showed up and I’ve named her — Beatrice Bunny! And I’ve added her Meadow Friends to include all of the other characters in the design like the… owl, mouse, kitten, sun and birds. I Love how all of the colors came together in the palette.
I took the time to create a mock-up of Beatrice Bunny so that she looks like a fabric bunny doll. With a little Photoshop magic I though it came out pretty cool. I may actually create a pattern and get some fabric and try to sew up a sample of her. Though it’s been a few years since I’ve had my sewing machine going. I always use to love to sew and so embroidery too. Just not enough hours in the day to do all the creative things you want.
This new Beatrice Bunny & Meadow Friends pattern collection was done for the Art Licensing Show art challenge. There is something about having an “assignment” to do that gets the creative juices flowing. I love seeing the submissions from other artists and pattern designers! So much creativity in their art and how they choose their colors.
And this pattern design art challenge will be judged by the design team at Clothworks!
So as we approach the last couple of weeks of August… and the air is starting to turn, I’m off to see what other creative characters will show up in my sketchbook.