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Valentine’s Day Printable

It took me forever to find a home for some of the Beagles that I designed during Illustration Friday 2016, but I finally figured it out.

So, here they are…printable Valentine’s Day cards featuring 2 of the beagles and some old friends (the lion & the owls were recycled for this project). I hope you enjoy them!

Printable Valentine’s Day Cards on RunderellaDesigns.com.

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2017 in Freebie, Illustration

 

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That’s kinda…fishy

I know, I know…I was supposed to post this on Illustration Friday, aka Black Friday. Better late than never, right? Even better than late…it’s a freebie!

I spent my Illustration Friday playing with fish. I created quite a few…some good and some really bad. See the best of them in my new Hungry Jpeg shop.

And, of course, I had to make something with these fish (and a few friends from Illustration Fridays past)…and it’s your freebie. Download the full PDF here.

Happy Illustration Friday!calendar_2016_2up2

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Freebie, Illustration

 

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Design School: Lessons Outside My Comfort Zone

My adventures in Make It In Design Summer School continues with an attempt at animal print. It’s no secret that I have always hated animal print anything. Another “style” that makes my stomach turn. No joke. So when I received creative brief #2, I was not excited, but I jumped in.

Since I really can’t stand animal print, I thought I’d look at rare or endangered animals. After hours of stomach-turning research, I found the Clouded Leopard. I love the variations in spot sizes and in the shading within each of the spots. So I played with it. The results were so horrid that will not scar you with an image…actually, I can’t because after I was done with my pity party (yeah, it was so bad that I couldn’t even laugh at it), I deleted the file…and emptied the trash.

Feeling hopelessly design-challenged, I started my search for inspiration once again. That’s when I found the Burmese Star Tortoise. My heroes of the day! In less than an hour, I cranked out this fun design.

Star Tortoise Pattern

Next up: Another adventure in tribal designs. This should be interesting…

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Illustration

 

Summer School for Designers

It’s been ages since I’ve done much of anything related to illustration, and I don’t like it one bit! So, I signed up to take the Make It In Design Summer School courses…all three. Crazy? Yep, but I’m so hungry to design again that I just couldn’t help myself!

Round 1 was a little rocky, as I was only able to complete one of three assignments:

MIID Summer School pattern design, round 1

This time around, I’ve decided to complete all three assignments. The first theme is tribal shapes. I am the first to admit that the tribal geometric designs just don’t sit well with me (okay, so they kinda make my stomach flop).

I started with a shape you may recognize from one of my owls:

MIID Summer School begins

I never really liked this design, so I thought why not make myself like it more. I reworked the colors to a more vibrant tribal color palette and came up with this…

Almost tribal?

Not quite tribal. So I went back to my sketch pad to try for something more tribal. A few adjustments and I made it to my final design:

That's as tribal as I get!

It reminds me of the irritating patterns I had to deal with as a preteen in the 80s. I think it works, but it’s definitely not my style.

So, have you guessed the next step in my design adventure? Yep, I’ll be creating fabric patterns with all of the bits and pieces of my owls. I’ll use these courses to challenge my skills and build a base of designs. The best will be available through my Spoonflower site.

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2014 in Illustration

 

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Owl Print 12 of 13: It’s Owl Atomic

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And the last* of the 12 8.5″ x 11″ prints in my 13 owl print challenge is now available. I was in overdrive during my last design session, so this one comes almost a week early. My owls just had to play with those fun atomic road signs one last time before I wrapped up this series.

You can purchase this one (and the entire series) at Atomic Owls (my Etsy site). Use coupon code LUCKY13 for 13% off through the end of the year.

I’ve also added shipping to the UK and Canada!

Since that last design session was so intense–I have three nearly finished owl prints–I’ll send out super secret print 12.5 to only those who have ordered all of the 8.5×11″ prints. It’s always fun to have a nice surprise, right?

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Illustration, Purchasing an owl

 

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Owl Print 11 of 13: Owl Be In Pieces

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Owl Print 11 of 13: Owl Be in Pieces was the first of 7 designs (yes, 7!) that came out of this morning’s design session. The ideas just kept hitting me–I was under creative attack, and I loved it!

Since so many owl designs came out of this session, this series will continue beyond the original 13. I’m debating how I want to handle the remaining designs, so keep an eye out here for a special announcement.

For now, you can order print 11 through my Etsy shop, if it happens to tickle your retro fancy.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/173090871/owl-print-11-of-13-owl-be-in-pieces

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2013 in Illustration, Purchasing an owl

 

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And now back to OWLS: Owl Print 9: Who’s Pining?

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The latest print in the 13 owl print series is ready for preorder! https://www.etsy.com/shop/AtomicOwls

Get all 12 of the 8.5×11″ prints now through Atomic Owls. Prints 1 through 8 will ship immediately, and prints 8 through 12 will ship no later than January 3, 2014.

AND (Yikes I sound like an infomercial!!), get 30% off any purchase of two or more prints (even the non-owl prints and the full series) with code CYBER13. The coupon is valid through Friday, December 6.

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Posted by on December 1, 2013 in Illustration, Purchasing an owl

 

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