I have to say I was feeling kind of crafty this 4th of July! I wanted to make cupcakes, try that marble nail polish technique I have seen on pinterest and try to make myself a red, white and blue flower clip for my hair. Well I completed about 2 out of 3 things and had a failed attempted at the crochet flower lol. But I really had so much fun! The marble nail polish technique I really need to perfect and tape off, for my fingers were covered in nail polish but they looked so cool! I then thought I really need to try that technique with something else I just haven't figured that out yet! The cupcakes were awesome even if I did have to pick out all the red and blue sprinkles from the bottle ha ha! We then headed over to visit family for a bbq and watched fireworks. It was a really fun day and it was good to get out and enjoy family and friends! I hope everyone else had a good 4th and gets to do some relaxing today!
I am going to try to play along with the doodle a day challenge via instagram. Each day is an inspiration word to doodle something. I decided to try my new technique and sketch and then add color on top. So "Sun" was yesterdays word and I I thought of a girl holding a crab on the beach in the sun. I am trying to experiment with different art styles and of course using color! Hoping this will help me find my way to start creating collections for art licensing.
Since I love how the Little Monster Love digital stamp turned out I just had to make a cute freebie monster digi! This little guy is holding a pinwheel and celebrating with joy! I hope you like this little guy and make sure you are signed up for my newsletter so you can get this cutie free from July 1st to July 8th!
I created a quick little monster sketch on my ipad using adobe ideas!
I created a new layer and placed it above the little monster sketch layer. I turned the opacity down to about 40% and started coloring. I always make sure to then bring the color layer back to 100% and check how my coloring is looking.
I turned the color layer to 100% and hid the sketch layer. Now it is easy to make changes or add to the image. This is still needs to be touched up but I liked the over all look!
I decided this little monster needed a girl friend. So I copied my monster layer. (oh I think I forgot to mention it is sometimes good to create layers for different parts of your illustration. ex. I put the hat on a different layer). I then added a purple bow, made eyelashes and changed the girl monsters glasses to pink along with her socks!
So I think this little monster couple would look cute on maybe a valentine card? maybe a shirt or tote bag? I think I may have to turn this little couple into a digital stamp! I can see these as little plush and maybe even clay characters! My goal is to start branching out and create more than just digital stamps! What can you see these monsters as?
I am very excited to have a summer break and what better way to celebrate then with a coupon! I hope everyone gets some time off this summer to have fun and relax! So here is to having fun with family, friends and taking some time out for yourself! Just hop on over to my
2 Cute Ink etsy shop and use the code above :)!
I have a few ideas of what I want to work on, but I am looking to find some inspiration and advice on expanding my art. I have found a great book on creative marketing/business planning and also good information on learning seo. I am excited to start thinking of new possibilities for my art and work on building a bigger digi stamp collection!
I hope everyone gets to enjoy time with family and friends this holiday! I just want to remind you today is the Last day of our Memorial Day Sale at the 2 Cute Ink Etsy Shop! Just use coupon code 2ciMDS when you spend 15.00 or more!
Time is sure flying by! I am happy to release May's Freebie digital stamp today which is called May Flower! Just make sure you are signed up for the 2 cute ink newsletter it is that easy! I had fun coloring this flower and I hope you will too! :) Don't forget there is a special challenge in the 2 Cute Ink digital stamps Facebook group just for this May Flower Freebie!
As you may have figured out I REALLY LOVE to sketch! Which is good and bad because I tend to keep sketching more designs rather then inking them. So I am starting to ink designs right away and also adding a touch of color to them! I love this little purple ant family don't you? Well I will be adding this design along with another digi to the my etsy shop! So keep an eye out for them!
Right now this digi is named "Ladybug umbrella" but she needs a fun new name! What do you think this digi should be called? You can post a name idea in the comments below or here on facebook!
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