July 30th, 2010

In the last few years, my niece Allyson has become fascinated with drawing designs featuring eyes. She’s sketched more than 30 different eyes and we’re gradually digitizing them. She starts with pencil sketches and then develops a final pen-and-ink version. Once her design is digitized, we often need to simplify it a bit to make [...]

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July 21st, 2010

Summer is finally ramping up here in Seattle (it’s a rather short season here) and we’re all feeling a little “beachy” lately. Ready for a break from designing and a few days just relaxing on a quiet beach! The beaches near us tend to be more rocky and less sandy but we still find some [...]

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July 13th, 2010

I recently started experimenting with using Illustrator to create vector patterns to use in my artwork. Creating perfect seamless patterns is not the easiest task to do…it can be quite frustrating. After many hours and attempts to figure it out on my own, I found the following excellent tips and techniques. Vector Tuts+: How to [...]

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July 4th, 2010

Happy 4th of July everyone! It’s a beautiful sunny summer day here in Seattle and the family is looking forward to a picnic and then, of course, fireworks over the lake. All in all a good day to show off our American pride! Here are a few good-looking goodies I found over at Zazzle that [...]

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