I haven’t posted much to this blog in an awfully long time. My apologies! So, to make up for that, here are some sweets 🙂
I have been doing a lot of other creative bits and pieces, mostly with pen and ink and not so much with Inkscape or Illustrator. So, I HAVE been doing stuff, just not much that is suitable, really, for this blog.
Anyway, in between sketching and doodling, I have done a few vectorisations, so will start uploading them.
Hope you like them all
These are some of the icons that I use as my templates for more bespoke icons. I have a ton more than this, but not all in one file, which I need to actually put together for easy to find handiness. Below is a view of what I would do with these icons.
This is an icon that was used for an online market research survey to convey ‘social networking’ – so the question would have been something like: which of the following do you do on your home computer? And lots of different options together with imagery such as this one would pass across the screen for you to select, or not….Fascinating, right? 😀
I designed this for a competition we had at work (I work in market research). We were to design a question for a book publisher for an online survey. My idea for the question (which was a like very much to dislike very much type questions) was to add books to the pile depending on how much you liked a book and take them away if you didn’t like the book.
Anyway, I won a book!
You can never have enough books, so pile ’em on, is what I say!
Hardly the most inventive title. But it does say what it is, I suppose! Now, the grey disc under the balloons should be blurred to represent shade, but for some reason when I upload to wordpress, the blurring has disappeared. Most strange. Anyway, you will need to imagine shade rather than what looks like a hole!
By the way, contact me if you would like to use any of these (non commercial) or if you would like a design designed (commercial). Or if you go to my Fotolia portfolio you can download them from there if you take out a subscription with them. Here is the link to my portfolio: http://en.fotolia.com/p/201547292
I thought I would try my hand at designing a small set of ‘flat icons’. They seem to be all the rage at the moment. They are quite fun to do, I like designing icons anyway, so just adapted what I already do to a more modern style. I did them in blue and orange too, but they are on my work computer so will upload them next week.
Again. ALL done with Inkscape. I wish all the microstock agencies took SVG files. Fotolia does, but Shutterstock, Dreamstime and Depositphotos don’t unfortunately. But I just can’t be doing with Illustrator. Ah well…
Here are some icon / logos I designed all around bees, honey, honey combs, hives etc. I used Inkscape which I have decided it’s far easier to use than Illustrator. I have them all up on my Fotolia portfolio and one of them seems to be selling well at the moment.
So, there you go.
Happy Birthday to my eldest son, Sam, who is 17 today! I have three wonderful sons and Sam is a lovely big brother to the other two and is generous, fun and amazingly bright. I know he will do well in his life no matter what he chooses to do with it.
Love you, Sam!
I did these very shiny heart balloons a while ago now – not sure how I did them now! Lots of gradients and reduction of opacity, I’m sure. Well, it is coming up for Valentines day, so I suppose this is appropriate. At the moment, I am actually into good old regular pen and pencil doodling and not so much illustrator illustrating. I just need to convert my doodles to an ai or eps file and see what happens. So, do I trace or do I bezier pen them? Hm!