New Illustration for Illustration Friday

It's been a while since I've created anything fun for myself, and especially in Photoshop (I've been using Illustrator a lot).  Illustration Friday is a weekly online illustration contest and blog. It's a great way to keep up your practice and to do something that inspires you.  So here it is.  The word for this week is "sizzle".

New Patterns!

It's been a busy few months here, full of new and exciting things.  I had my first solo painting exhibit, signed a new licensing agent and I've already gotten some great new licenses!  I've also been getting ready for Surtex (which is the big surface design show in NY).  I won't be going this year but my designs will be there, so I've busy creating new patterns.  Here is a little preview of one of the collections that I've been working on.

poppy pattern

tribal flag pattern

Candy dots pattern

Frayed chevron pattern

Seattle Skyline Promo

I've been working on a new promotional mailing/e-mail to send out.  I like the idea of creating a more personal art piece that distinguishes me.  I decided that it would be fun to create a skyline of Seattle (where I live) and also include some hand written type.

Another reason why I thought that this was a fun idea is because much of my illustration work consists of maps and I also do a lot of hand drawn text.  I've always been drawn to this orange and turquoise combination and most of my website and materials are done with those colors in mind.

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