Valentines day, yes we all know about this special occasion, at least I hope we all do. I have many Valentine day, and a range of other seasonal work. I created this simple digital print, so anyone may be able to download the work, and give it lovingly to a loved one.
I am inspired by nature. and butterflies feature alot in my work. These particular butterflies, I traced with my wacom tablet. The butterflies, are detailed with many wing panels, some of the panels are small in detail.
Once I created 5 different winged looking butterflies, of shape and size, I thought on placing them together to create a love heart. A simple and effective shape, my icon illustration work takes on this particular method, of many delicate icons, and combining them to create a larger piece of work, and in this particular instance a love heart.
Ralph Lauren approached me to create a new packaging pattern, which would be used on bags and perfume boxes, I was sent some images of the photography shoot images of the perfume box, and I cant express how pleased I am, I will certainly have to purchase the gift box for my artwork archives.
The Pattern involved me hand drawing elements with a fine liner pen on to paper, as well as using my Wacom tablet to draw patterns into Adobe Photoshop. I scanned the ink pen patterns, and converted the pattern artwork to a bit map image. Bitmap image format is a convenient format which always you to apply flat colour to it once you import the image to Adobe illustrator.
The bitmap image retains the image quality of the scan, without you having to have to convert the image to vector outlines. Using Adobe Illustrator, you can easily use the eye dropper tool to pic colour from images, or select the colour from the colour palette and apply it to the image to change the colour of it.
I combined the hand drawn bitmap images and vector artworks within Illustrator to create the pattern. Once the pattern was approved I supplied the artwork as a high res flat digital artwork, saved down as a jpeg. The design agency involved used the Ralph Lauren, Valentines Day romance pattern on to the perfume gift box as well as other gifts.