Paintstorm, Pattern Inspiration, Surface Pattern, surface Pattern design

A Cuppa Cactus: Drawing Tutorial (on an iPad)a

Some days I feel like I don't achieve anything. But then other days, like today, I draw cacti in cups...This post is a tutorial on how to draw simple and cute cacti. Fair enough, you could just look at some images from google and figure it it out (like I did) but hopefully you'll still… Continue reading A Cuppa Cactus: Drawing Tutorial (on an iPad)a

Paintstorm, Pattern Inspiration, surface Pattern design

Creating Seamless Patterns (on an iPad app)

For those of you who saw my tutorial on how to make a dreamcatcher, I thought you might like to see a totally finished design using a dreamcatcher. It's not the exact same dreamcatcher as the one in the tutorial but it was made the same way and is pretty similar! The design on the… Continue reading Creating Seamless Patterns (on an iPad app)

Paintstorm, surface Pattern design

Tutorial: Drawing a Dreamcatcher on an iPad

This is a tutorial on how to draw a dreamcatcher, similar to the one on my latest (and favourite) pattern design at the bottom of this post. Here is some inspiration to get started…Left column, top to bottom: 1. Joann.com, 2. Instagram 3. Louise GaleMiddle column, top to bottom: 1. Google - found on Pinterest… Continue reading Tutorial: Drawing a Dreamcatcher on an iPad

Paintstorm, surface Pattern design

Designing Gradient Stars (using Painstorm app on iPad)

So I've recently entered the world of surface pattern designing and thought that I would share some of my inspiration and some of the technical aspects of it as well as things I've learnt and what I'd do better if I were to do it again, in the hope that other people find it useful.… Continue reading Designing Gradient Stars (using Painstorm app on iPad)

Save the Bees

Save the Bees

So by now quite a lot of you have probably heard that not only are bees incredibly important, but that the bee population is actually having a bit of hard time.Why are Bees Important? (British Beekeepers Association)We use more than just the honey from honey bees - we also harvest pollen and wax.About 70% of… Continue reading Save the Bees