Developing new Christmas designs . . .

I’ve just finalised the four designs mini gift wrap designs I have created for Moobaacluck. The next step will be to work out how best to offer it to people! Clearly it would be easier for me to print sets and have them ready to send out; but there is every possibility that someone would want 4 of only one design..

A glimpse of all four.

What do you think?

I deliberately used only one colour for each gift wrap design because as well as being ideal for wrapping small gifts, I think they would make great scrap booking or crafting papers. Very meticulous children or adults might enjoy colouring elements in!

These will be available shortly on moobaacluck.com and notonthehighstreet.com/moobaacluck  – as soon as I’ve worked out the best scenario! I will sleep on it.

Joy – if you are reading this I will send you your set – I haven’t forgotten!!

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Work in progress #ippweeklycreate

Today’s Photoshop background collage of the single sketch made in #ippdailydraw – this is a 45cm repeat but just the first stage. I used Illustrator to Live Trace and imported the sketch to Photoshop.

So far I see this as a potential fabric design, it looks quite Chintzy!!

I carried on… and this is what I ended up with last night.

© Gabriella Buckingham 2012

I can see mistakes in lining up in this close up and the whole thing looks rather confusing but believe it or not I feel I’ve learned something and considering this whole design is made up of just one sketch I don’t think it’s a bad result. For a professional job I’d do it very differently!

© Gabriella Buckingham – this shows the 45cm repeat

© Gabriella Buckingham – this shows how it might look as a fabric design but the actual print would be quite large not as ditsy ..

So there you have it. I might now go right back to the beginning and do something with a coloured background. Then again I may find I have to leave this experiment here.

What do you think so far?

This was the original sketch for those that didn’t see it:

© Gabriella Buckingham

#ippdailydraw – After Dinner sketch. The last one of August.

Here’s my last sketch of August. I can feel the seasons change today too.

It’s the last day of #ippdailydraw 😦 I haven’t done a momentous final piece – it’s a loose scratchy observation of the dinner table and a brief look at my daughter before she finished her food.

I found my ink pen! But I wonder if I’ve ruined it pulling over the page… it doesn’t flow so easily and I have to press quite hard.

How successful was the project  – drawing every day for a month? I definitely feel that I am less daunted by drawing and believe it or not less judge mental about my own work. I worry less about the result and more about whether I feel a true interest in or love for what I am depicting. Certain subjects were energising and are the start of new things!:)   That’s why I am looking forward to going back through this month’s sketches and developing a small body of work or a single piece inspired by one of these sketches each week in September ( #ippweeklycreate) You can read all about that here.

What did you get out of it? Do send me your favourite drawing or drawings if you can’t choose and I will aim to have the showcase up on Monday or Sunday. Don’t worry if you miss the deadline as I will add you later in the week.

The hache tag #ippdailydraw will still be there for any one to add to in the future! I’d like to know your opinions as to whether I keep the current Flickr group open – and would you be likely to continue the odd drawing and add it to the group? Or would it be best to start-up a new general one?

Thanks for taking part – it’s been inspiring X