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Vector and patterns

After creating a good handful of Ghosty images to cover for the next few months’ uploads, I couldn’t get enough of playing with Inkscape. It’s not a bad thing, as I wanted to get back into it at some point anyway, but I didn’t expect to find neither time nor energy to do so before next year. It’s so much fun creating vector art though, that I grabbed my laptop, and just started making various images to practice.

Some of these images turned out very nice, and I added more to them to create patterns. I always wanted to learn how to make patterns, so this was a bonus experience for me. Anyway, 7 patterns were created over the weekend, and I feel both exhausted and good, haha. Various products with them are now up for sale on both Redbubble and Society6, so head on over and have a look! 🙂

shop-pouch

shop-mug

I made the 4 seasons, 2 skull designs, and a Pokémon Go! Pattern with pokéballs and candy from Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. I had so much trouble getting those candies somewhat right, and it almost drove me nuts, but I’m happy with the outcome.

I’m also working on designs similar to my owls, but it will probably take a while until I’m done with those, as I’m quite blank right now, and we’re slowly getting ready to move outta this here hellhole.

Ghosty

Oh my, it’s been 2 weeks already? Although it feels like time is crawling these days, maybe it does fly after all. At least when it comes to my time at the PC… or lack thereof. Well anyway, remember how I wrote about my little ghost in the last post? My plan was to just sketch my ideas, and then vector them when we’re done moving and all… Plans change I guess. I opened up my laptop last week, installed Inkscape, watched a few tutorials to get back into it, and started inking my small drawings. And it was so much fun!

I found out that my old methods were basically shit, because I only worked with shapes back when I created my owls. Rewinding back to the beginning though, I actually started with Paint Studio Pro, but as it was impossible to export the images created there as vector, I decided on Inkscape. I thought I had to use shapes again, as my ghost is basically just, well… a shape. But inking was the far better choice. It’s not as easy as it looks in the tutorials, but I can complete one ghost in 1 – 2 hours, depending on the details in the image. That’s quite nice, and so I finished image number 10 yesterday.

Instead of just revealing all of them at once, I’ve decided to post one image every week. I’m going to use Instagram and Twitter, so please do stop by and follow if you like him. It won’t be boring if you’re a bit nerdy and like games, movies and comics. Pick your platform: Instagram and/or Twitter 🙂
As for prints, it’s gonna be a long wait if you want some. Since I won’t release them all at once, it would be a bit dumb to offer them as prints already.

Also, I don’t even know if anyone is going to like him. Getting images ready for printing takes up a lot of time, and I’m only going to do it if there is some sort of interest. To be honest though, I’d actually like a few buttons and stickers for myself, but ordering 100 of each just to satisfy my own needs is a bit expensive 😀

So please, if you like the idea of a non-scary ghost trying to fit into the modern world, give him a like or follow. Or just peek inside and leave a quick comment. Retweet, repost or share. Everything helps, and a quick click shows support! 🙂