I'd love to share this new collection with you! These are a bunch of fun and cute sea dogs having adventures on the high seas! I started out by sketching out the little guys and then I developed the other elements like the ships and birds.
I always like my work to be very versatile so I added a few coordinating prints.
In addition to the more elaborate coordinates, I also created a few simpler patterns to go along and round out the collection.
Honestly I love designing patterns and illustrations for kids. It is so fun imagining up designs that I could decorate my kids' rooms in. I have a son and a daughter so luckily the inspiration and interest is balanced.
These patterns were created for Design Garden's new Kids Trends workshop. I would highly recommend checking it out if you are interested in learning what the current trends for the childrens' market is. I did take their 2016-2017 Trends workshop which is more in depth since it's a general trends across multiple markets class (as opposed to focusing on just the kids' market).
If you'd like to read my review on the 2016-2017 Trends workshop please see my previous post:
I am a strong believer that everyone has room to grow and something that they can improve in themselves and their work. Currently I'm enrolled in a great class: Design Garden's Trends Online Workshop. This workshop is a 4 week course on how to mix and create work based of current trends (that change yearly). Classes are taught in the form of video lessons, downloadable assignments, case studies and other resources. There are 4 assignments total (one per week) and each builds upon the previous. Read more...
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