Design and Doodles · Drawing · Pattern Inspiration · surface Pattern design

Hygge Design Inspiration (and drawing tips!)

It seems like everyone is talking about hygge at the moment (pronounced hoo-gah and its fun if you say it in a good slow deep voice 🙂 ). I actually love it! This post will give you some tips on how to draw it (and maybe live it) by showing you stunning hygge photos which I'm sure… Continue reading Hygge Design Inspiration (and drawing tips!)

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Hand Lettering

Bounce Lettering! Loveleigh Loops – Online Lettering Learnings

Over the last couple of weeks I have been learning how to bounce! By this I mean how to 'bounce' my letters. So before I tell you about my adventures in bounceland I'll tell you what that means. Bounce lettering is kinda what it says on the tin - it literally looks bouncy, like the letters in… Continue reading Bounce Lettering! Loveleigh Loops – Online Lettering Learnings

Design and Doodles · Drawing · Paintstorm · Pattern Inspiration · Surface Pattern

A Design Process: Designing the Gingerbread Pattern

This post gives you a step by step process to developing a pattern. I'm going to use my latest gingerbread design as an example. There are a bunch of different ways to develop a pattern so I'm not suggesting that this is the best way. However this is the process I find useful to follow… Continue reading A Design Process: Designing the Gingerbread Pattern

Design and Doodles · Drawing · Hand Lettering

100 Days of Doodles: Week 6

Days 36 - 42 This week of Doodles started off with an awesome Movember doodle. For those who do not know what Movember is I'll try and explain... Movember is when, during the month of November, a large number of guys embrace their facial hair and 'grow a mo' for the entire month (mo =… Continue reading 100 Days of Doodles: Week 6

Hand Lettering

A Few Awesome Lettering Instagram Accounts

Finding inspiration for hand lettering projects is key to developing your own awesome ideas and turning them into reality. As a keen hand letter-er and newbie designer, I absolutely love to follow others and I’m constantly filling my head with ideas. I can’t possibly choose favourites but here’s a few awesome ones that I follow… Continue reading A Few Awesome Lettering Instagram Accounts

Design and Doodles · Hand Lettering

100 Days of Doodles – Week 5

Days 29 -35 There’s a little bit of a Halloween theme going on for a couple of days this, because it was Halloween! As usual, I have continued to practice my hand lettering, trying to be open minded and do a different font for each day (rather than just sticking to my favourite). Trick or… Continue reading 100 Days of Doodles – Week 5

Design and Doodles · Drawing · Paintstorm · Surface Pattern · surface Pattern design

Picture Tutorial – Drawing a Flower

This is a 9 step picture tutorial on how to draw a simple tropical flower which is a tutorial inspired by my latest design. This was done in my Paintstorm app, you can get a ‘lite’ version for free on the App Store or pay £13 for the full version. For this drawing, the free… Continue reading Picture Tutorial – Drawing a Flower