squirrel logo
Thimble Folio Press
Christine Garner Illustrations Blog

Hello 2017

I finished off some small illustrations I’ve been working on and thought I may as well post them here before the year was out.

startail the squirrel
Startail the squirrel

I have plans to keep learning new skills, improve on existing ones and work on my portfolio. I am going to work on, prune and refine my existing portfolio in the coming year.

I think I’ve made progress this year in finding techniques and processes that work better for my creation of Illustrations and I’m excited to learn how to animate in Anime Studio Pro and maybe learn a bit of 3D in Blender as well.

Deer and Floral Pattern Process

I vectorised the elements for my hand drawn pattern motif and then created a seamless pattern in Affinity Designer by repeating elements and creating new ones to fill in the center.

Vector Deer Motif Vector Deer Floral Repeat

I came up with an overall colour scheme for the elements and a few different background colours for this design.

Vector Deer Pattern White Vector Deer Pattern Brown Vector Deer Pattern Blue

Hand Drawn Pattern Process

I’ve been designing a new repeating pattern based on sketches I did last year when I was looking at folk art and stump work embroidery. This time I thought I would do it the old fashioned way on paper just to get the design process going. I am also vectorising the drawn elements and I will try different colour and layout variations when that is done.

Pattern Motif
Pattern Motif Stage 1
Pattern Motif Stage 2
Pattern Motif Stage 2
Pattern Motif Stage 3
Pattern Motif Stage 3
Pattern Motif Stage 4
Pattern Motif Stage 4
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!