Friday, October 24, 2014

Freebie Friday - Animal Print Textile Textures

Happy October!
I hope autumn is treating you well. Here are some animal print fabric textures for this month's free resource pack. They're supposed to be reminiscent of cheetah, leopard, and snake skin prints, I believe. Hopefully they'll come in handy for "dressing up" your Halloween inspired creations, or something like that. =)

As always, feel free to use these resources for personal or professional projects but please:

Do not claim the original resource images as your own,
Do not redistribute commercially. Basically, don't save and sell the resources as your own, but by all means do share the link to this page with others. :)
Do not use these textures as a base to create your own stock art/resources.

And, as always, please feel free to share anything you've made with these resources with me. I'd love to have a look! =)

Previous Freebie Friday posts:

Sweater Season Textures
Subtle Fabric Textures
Paper Textures 1
Paper Textures 2
Stained Coffee Textures
Layered Lace Textile Textures
Colourful + Abstract Textile Textures
Branches, Berries and Blossoms
Blue Pattern Textile Textures
Black and White Textiles (part 3)
Black and White Textiles (part 2)
Black and White Textiles (part 1)
Coffee Stained Paper
Fanciful Florals
Fanciful Florals 2
Fanciful Florals 3 
Vintage Inspired

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Inktober Challenge

Happy Wednesday!

So, it's that time of year again - Inktober. If you've never heard of it: "every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month."

I decided to give it a try because I love inking! It's always one of my favourite parts of completing an illustration. My personal objective is to encourage myself to sketch more random things for fun outside work, without getting OCD about details. And I've given myself a theme: tokens and characters from my favourite films. So far, I've been keeping up, sharing my little ink drawings on my Instagram and Twitter pages each day. I've been drawing pretty small on some scrap watercolour paper and here's what I have so far:

Fawkes from "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" | 3.5 x 2.65" | micron pens

The Leaf of Lorien brooch from "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy | 2.75 x 2.75" | bamboo pen +microns
The Key to Hamunaptra from "The Mummy" | 2.75 x 2.375" | micron pens
The element stones from "The Fifth Element" | 2.125 x 2.5" | micron pens
A scene from "The Third and the Seventh" | 3 x 4.5" | ink wash
The subway butterfly from "You've Got Mail" | 2 x 2.45
The Mayan dagger/map from "The Fountain" | 2.5 x 3" | microns, marker + gouache
Elsa's sovereign's orb from "Frozen" | 2 x 2" | pencil + microns
Are you also doing the Inktober challenge? Share a link to where you post your drawings!

Have a great week!