So many new holiday cards in the shop this year. We can't decide which one we love best. Whether you need a single card or boxed set these will be great for Christmas through New Years.
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Missed the challenge? No worries, join in at any time! Click here to see the full challenge guidelines. Then post your art on Instagram with the hashtag #30flowerchallenge so we can all see what you're working on.
I've been busy working on making all kinds of flower art for my #30flowerchallenge on Instagram. Instead of posting them here daily, I'm going to post 5 at a time. To keep up with my daily art come follow me on Instagram for the latest posts.
Please join in at any time and do what you can! This is meant to be a fun way to experiment with with our art and grow our portfolios. Tag me on your posts @jaymesloan and use the hashtag #30flowerchallenge so we can all see what you're working on. Click here to see the full challenge guidelines.
Calling all artists! Join me on Instagram starting today for a 30 day art challenge. This time it's all about flowers. 🌸 Draw any type of flower you wish or follow my prompts below and share it daily on IG with the hashtag #30flowerchallenge 🌻 Make sure to follow me for updates and tag me on your posts for a chance of your art being shared!
18.) Sweet Pea
20.) Black-eyed Susan
22.) Cotton Flower
28.) Red Clover
29.) Purple Cone Flower
Ready. Set. Draw! ✏️
From the bottom of our hearts, we'd like to wish you the happiest holiday season. It's been an incredible year and we are so looking forward to what 2017 has in store.
Our shop is going to be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 21 through Tuesday, Dec. 27. All orders placed during this time will be shipped on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Inquiries will also be responded to at that time. We are looking forward to taking a break to spend time with family and friends and hope you all do the same.
October's art challenge is done and I did them a little differently this month. I've been spending a lot of time working on the the iPad in the Procreate app. I really love the flexibility it provides and not to mention the fact that I can work on the couch with the tv on instead of being tied to my desk. Most of my creative time happens late, like really late, after everything else is done for the day, so it's nice to be able to relax a little while I'm still working into the wee hours of the night. Good thing I really love what I do. :) I'm so excited about these new pieces. I hope you are, too!
It's that time of year again.. Spoonflower's Annual Tea Towel Calendar Contest time, that is. Like you didn't know ;) I'm excited to share that my design placed in the top 10 this year. This is the most anticipated and competitive contest of the year and I'm so so thankful to everyone who voted! This design is available in my Spoonflower shop, and if sewing isn't quite your thing, don't worry - I'm with you, it's also available as a pre-made tea towel on Roostery. These make wonderful holiday gifts and the Roostery products are such nice quality! AND.. if fabric isn't your thing, we have 11x17 paper versions right here in the shop! Anyways, I hope you love this one. I really do - terrariums are my jam lately. xo
A month full of tea for September's art challenge.
Color was done in the Procreate app on the iPad. Mostly for practice and loads of fun to play with.
August's art was all about lettering. A personal favorite that should not be too surprising. The cactus design is putting big hearts in our eyes over here. This one is going to be coming to the shop soon!
A quick round-up of July's Farmer's Market art for Spanky's Art Party.
Wouldn't this Local Honey design bee so sweet on a tea towel? ;)
Check out what everyone has been working on on Instagram.
Read the original challenge post here.
June's vegetable illustrations for Spanky's Art Party. I had fun this month playing with veggie studies and exploring the different shapes and variations of each kind. I added a little color and texture in photoshop to make them come alive. Check out what everyone has been working on on Instagram.
Autumn is in the air and we're freaking thrilled about it. Bring on the cider and let's cozy up in a blanket. We've got a stack of these new autumn greeting cards going out to friends and family this week. It's the best time of the year. Let's celebrate it before it starts snowing. Happy fall, y'all!
Hello lovelies! It's been a busy week. I've been meeting with vendors, making new product lines, shipping orders and everything in between. Lately, I've been getting a lot of questions about how I make my art. Specifically about how I take the black and white sketches that I post on Instagram from my sketchbook and turn them into full color illustrations. There are a lot of different ways to do this. I use a few different methods depending on what I'm making, its end use and what I feel like doing < the perks of being your own boss. Typically I use either Photoshop, Illustrator or Procreate. No matter which direction I go, my art always starts on paper, that's where I think best, and then I add color and texture digitally. It's a hybrid of traditional and digital media.
In the method I'm showing you here, the process went like this:
Pencil drawing on paper
Inked drawing with black marker (inking is not necessary for this method)
iPhone photo of drawing imported into the Procreate app on my iPad
Played with color and textured in Procreate until it looked cute enough to stop :)
Now if I could only illustrate everything that fast! xo
May's drawing topic was cities. I may have gotten a little carried away with these trying to fit in all of my favorite things from Detroit and Charlotte. Even though I'm from the D, I do have some serious love for the Queen City. The NYC terrarium piece is an all time favorite though. It just looks so little and cute in that jar.