Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Tea time with the octopus

It's been a while since I've joined illustration friday, so I thought it was about time for me to do an illustration. This week's theme is octopus. I did mine having a nice cuppa. I feel like having a tea now...

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Mouse ballet

Here's another pattern I did for spoonflower. I'd love your vote if you like my design :) http://www.spoonflower.com/contest_voters_temp/new?contest_id=272

Friday, 26 September 2014

Tables and chairs

I designed this pattern for this week's spoonflower competition: tables and chairs.  I was inspired by interior design magazines photo shoots. They always have beautiful flower arrangements on tables and beautiful pieces of furniture as well. I added some birds and butterflies too, because I love to have animals in my patterns. I'd really appreciate your vote - if you like my pattern!- http://www.spoonflower.com/contest_voters_temp/new?contest_id=271

Here's a close up

Friday, 19 September 2014


I really enjoyed the dinosaur week we had over the doodle group so I'm doing a little giveaway of an original dinosaur illustration, just tell me which of the 5 dinosaurs you'd like to win. 

Saturday, 13 September 2014

OMG - I won!

Oh I'm sooo excited! I won the tigerprint cute character competition, yay!... I've never won anything before - not that I can remember- and it means a lot to me because it's something I did from scratch with my own hands and with lots of love (and maybe some tears). 

These are the other entries I submited for the contest, I was a little sad that they weren't shorlisted but everything turned out well :) yay!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Dinosaur week

It's dinosaur week at the daily doodle group. I'll post here all the dinasours I'll be doing :)


Little T-rex is going to a fancy party


Today I felt like working with collage. I feel that I need to relax my eyes from the computer screen from time to time and doing collage is the perfect way to do that. 

Here's a couple of dinosaurs on a date

This dinosaur is very sad because his friends stood him up.


Monday, 8 September 2014

IF- Radio

I haven't done anything for IF for ages - so I'm back with the very cool topic of radio.

I've been meaning to draw a dancing animal for ages and today I finally did it! Yay... I even did an animated gif just because I really like doing gifs. 

Birds pattern

So, here's the last submission I did for the Summer School for the intermediate brief. The theme was feathers and the first thought I had was birds. I sketched lots of birds but I couldn't think of how to put the pattern together, what other elements to add or how to make birds look cute... so I had a crisis for about 2 days where the only thing I did was worry about the deadline and feel sad about my lack of inspiration...  

I must confess I put the pattern together at the last minute - maybe the pressure with the deadline help me get myself together?- I chose a different colour palette than the one they provided because I felt this one fitted well with my pattern and my mood at the moment.

I quite like it, it looks nice as a wallpaper. I wish I owned a house to try it out :) What do you think? Do you think it works well as a wallpaper? or is it to bright? Working as an interior designer has taught me that people like their houses beige and grey... or is it only in Hong Kong?

This is a complementary pattern I did using the same birds but less elements - it looks more minimalistic, obviously!- but I prefer a pattern full of elements to look at and to discover everytime you look at it. 

I hope you like this post. I like to read and visit blogs that tell stories and I thought I'd do that with my blog. 

Have a nice day!

PD Check out the gallery with everyone's designs http://makeitindesign.com/summer-school/

Friday, 29 August 2014

Collage fun

Lately I've been working so much in front of the computer that I feel that I need to take a brake from the screen from time to time.  Working with paper is really good fun because there're so many textures and colours to choose from. 

Here're 2 illustrations I did for the doodle group in twitter. 

Friday, 22 August 2014

Summer School

Hello, I've been working very hard lately because I'm taking part in the MIID (Make it in Design) summer school - from the creators of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course that I've been doing-. Every 2 weeks we get a brief and from there we design a pattern. 

These are my submissions for the second brief of the intermediate and advanced tracks. The concept for the intermediate track was animal print and Iwanted to do something cute with animals and so I drew cute tigers and lions and did an  unconventional animal print

The concept for the advanced track was tribal, and for this one I drew a mixture of forest creatures and tribal elements. I really loved all the heart designs I found in Peruvian textiles so I decided to include lots of hearts in the design.
I'm quite happy with the end result, I think they look cute enough :) 

Here you can see the Advanced and Intermediate galleries with all the designs submitted by many talented people from around the world.