I am really enjoying sharing these desktop calendars with you. It’s so nice to think that for at least a month, people are staring at my design work on their screens. This month’s February desktop wallpaper is a nod to Valentine’s day.
I wanted to share something that had a romantic look to it but wasn’t overtly sickly sweet. So I’ve avoided the hearts and gone with flowers. I do love Roses and enjoy drawing them too. These Old English blossomy Pink roses are pictured against peeling paint walls in a seamless pattern.
I make my designs by sketching out first and them importing into Illustrator to vectorise and colour them. Then If I’m designing for clothing or fabric I turn them into seamless patterns. I love the limitless possibilities of digital design work and would love to find time to do more.
Would you be interested in some tutorials on how I do this. Whether it’s vectorising images or making pattern repeats. They might be handy if your thinking to make some money from your design work. Let me know in the comments.