Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Got the fabrics!

Super! I got the fabrics samples. And I LOVE IT!


The colors and quality are great. I'm super duper happy ;) You can check all the samples photos on my Facebook page (click here!) and if you want to get some of these fabrics, go and visit my Spoonflower shop (here!).
Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New fabrics ~ Coming soon!

I'm sitting next to the mailbox waiting for the samples of these fabrics designs. The package should be here soon... I cant wait to see all the test swatches, and hopefully add these fabrics on my Spoonflower shop.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

How I pick a color scheme

Many times, when I create patterns or new drawings, I already have a color scheme in mind. Many times I draw and draw and draw and NO IDEA which colors I’m going to use. Like every single normal person, I need some daily inspiration to keep going. And honestly I think it’s not better source of inspiration than internet! I have to constraint myself to don’t spent hours looking for pictures, reading inspirational blogs, playing on Flickr, etc… And still I haven’t play with Pinterest, because I’m afraid is going to be a new dangerous addiction ;)

Yesterday I was creating a flower pattern and I knew I wanted to use orange (and that is normal, because I use orange all the time!) but I needed a little bit more of inspiration for the whole scheme. And here I will tell you the simple technique I use to apply my “internet searches inspiration” into my drawings ;)

1.- I try to identify my mood. I want something super colorful or something neutral? I’m feeling Morocco style or more like a desert mood?
2.- Go online and try to find a picture inspiration in no more of 1 hour. Because if I stay online longer, I know I will never going to finish what I suppose to do!
3.- Save the lovely picture and remember where you found in case you will use it in you blog and you need to credit the picture.
4.- In Illustrator, I create a little color chart using the predominant colors in the picture.
5.- Use those colors into the drawing.

And here you can see the product of my search and final pattern.

Inspiration + the color chart I created:


Final pattern:


… and regarding the point #3.. well.. I forgot to write down where I found the picture! Ops! Sorry :S

Hope you are having a great Thursday!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My new 2 friends

You remember these drawings?

new drawings 2

Well, after a Illustrator session and now they look like these:



Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

more about the process and a new print

Thanks for the comments regarding my process to create my original art on canvas. I got a couple of questions regarding my idea of covering the canvases with newspaper and paper mache. I do it because I LOVE the texture! You don’t need to do it, but if you want to create a little bit different and interesting texture on you canvas I totally recommend you to do this.
I really love to see a little bit of the newspaper under the paint. What you think?

Canvas detail

Also, I got a couple of question regarding my pens. I use Koh I Noor Rapidographs pens with black ink. I can’t live without my pens ;).
If you have more questions about my process or materials, go ahead and leave me a comment ;) I will try to respond tomorrow!

Before leaving I want to let you know about something “new” on my shop. Well… the print it’s not new at all, but after many request, I finally I have the print in 11x14.
Check the listing here!

She believed she could so she did

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 16, 2011

The process...

You want to know a little bit more about how I do my artwork?
Well here the basic 5 easy steps ;)

my artwork (process)

1.- I cover my canvases with newspaper and paper maché
2.- Paint the background
3.- With a pencil I draw whatever I’m planning to paint.
4.- Put some color
5.- My favorite part, tons and tons of little details with black ink.

Happy Monday!

Friday, May 6, 2011

A new chicken in town

His real name is "I was a Dinosaur". And he is having fun at my Society6 shop ;)

I was a dinosaur
I was a dinosaur

Happy Mother's Day weekend!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Doodles and a butterfly

I really liked this week Spoonflower contest. The theme is “black and White” and you know how much I love drawing in black and white, right?
Well… I couldn’t help and I made some doodle/flowers for the contest. This is my submission.


I really like this pattern. I’m not sure if works perfectly for fabric but you can bet I’ll use it for other stuff like iPhone cases ;) I’m planning to color a little bit the pattern and sell it as fabrics but also in skins for laptops and phones because I think will be cool ;)
I would love to ask you to vote for my design, but I think this contest is a little bit overwhelming. Tons and tons of entries and because all the designs are black and white I found difficult to find a specific design, make sense? You can click here and check the contest. And of course, if you find my fabric, you can vote for it. Thanks in advance!

Ok. And now about the Butterfly!
Today I have this cute little Butterfly for sale here in my blog.
I painted this Butterfly in a 6x6 (1.5 deep) canvas.


The Butterfly
$55 + 10 shipping

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New things are coming…


I have a cute little pile of canvases ready to paint. As you can see I don’t use gesso to prepare my canvases. I use old school paper-mache. The texture is awesome, at least to me!
I have been a little bit distracted lately and I totally miss painting. But I feel my mojo is coming back and I’m ready to tackle tons of new things and projects.
I believe if you want to receive and create new things you have to create space for those things. And I’m talking in “open space” mentally and physically. New things are coming… It’s going to be fun ;) A few things have to go to open space for the new projects.

You want to get some of my Original Artwork? For a few days, I’ll post one piece for sale!

Today, we have this Coi. This is an original painting on 8x10 canvas.

Other Coi

Other Coi details

Coi: $105 + $10 Shipping

You can also check the SRING SALE section on my Etsy shop. You will find more cool things ;)

Come back tomorrow for other daily sale and to check my submission for the Spoonflower weekly contest! The theme was “Black and White”. Lovely theme...

See you tomorrow!