Patterns can be found everywhere in everyday life. You may or may not notice them, but patterns can be very subtle or very striking. I created some floral inspired patterns when I had some free time the other day. I really enjoy putting the different elements together to become a totally new and cohesive piece.
I have been trying to get back into doing more type and handlettering with watercolor and brushes. It's a lot of fun, and you can get a lot of lovely gradients and color variations. Here are just some sample sheets and things I've done in the last few days.
I also wanted to create something for Paddy's day, that a non-Irish person might not be too keen on picking up on. Here's my iteration for that. The dubliners. Whiskey in the Jar.
WOO! Getting back on my shit. Yeah.
I quite enjoy sketching and drawing both on paper and on the computer. I especially love tatoos/tattoo art and drawing for tattoos. Here are a few examples of things I've drawn up lately.
A Salvador Dali inspired drawing.
Snapchat is crude I know, but I no longer have the original drawing. Also, me getting the tattoo later that day for my birthday.
Another tattoo i drew up and got tattooed on my ankle. It's a moth juxtaposed with geometric shapes and design.
I have recently been making a lot of finished type and photo compositions. I always start off by hand, sketching with pencil, and eventually going to micron pens or marker. I then take these sketches and bring them into illustrator to refine them, and ultimately to make finished compositions.
Here is a small set of goofy little sticker/people illustrations I made. Made by sketching on paper first then bringing into illustrator.
I wanted the character to be rude and dirty, but still likeable.