Balance

Two cranes today. I love drawing birds – one of my favourite subjects, whether realistic or stylised.

My initial sketches were done with a stylus on my tablet. I then recreated them as vector drawings and blocked out some shading. I now have scalable graphics that will make nice embellishments for an art nouveau styled poster layout.

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Little boxes

Some more vector brushes.

The moth pattern uses the same hand-drawn beastie I used for the repeating pattern.

The leaf and fence patterns below are drawn digitally. I’ll be adding some hand-drawn ‘finials’ to these, which will occupy any corners when using the brush to draw boxes and borders.

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Decorative notions

Today I’ve made some decorative vector brushes to use in my projects – they’ll make nice page borders and dividers. To make them, I start with hand drawn elements, then convert them to vector format before defining how the brush will work.

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There’s also a simple acorn pattern, continuing with the natural elements I’ve been including in this week’s designs. Like the brushes, I’ve been making this week’s patterns from simple, hand-drawn elements, which I then digitise to make a seamless repeat.

Happy Saturday 🙂