Food Pattern Challenge: Apples

*I'm challenging myself to draw a food related pattern or illustration every weekday for the next two weeks!

Last Food Challenge post! I love clean texture like this in patterns. My polka dot wallpaper for Hygge & West has two different kinds of cross hatching. The kind of texture I made for this apple pattern is very 50s to me. It automatically gives you lots of color variations too. Did you notice this post was supposed to happen on Friday, my actual last day of the food pattern challenge? I got a few work requests, so everything else had to come to a stand still. Being busy is a very good thing as a freelancer, so I am not complaining. Companies are starting to find me instead of me approaching them, which is really nice. Contracts are being signed, and even though it will take a while for them to come to market, it always feels nice to see some fruit of your labor, no pun intended... I also finally ordered some of my wallpaper, and it came this weekend, so I'll be sharing images of some installed wallpaper soon! 

Food Pattern Challenge: Lemon Lime

*I'm challenging myself to draw a food related pattern or illustration every weekday for the next two weeks!


I'm not going to lie, this food pattern challenge has been kind of difficult. I haven't been thrilled with everything I've posted, actually... I haven't been thrilled with any of it. That being said, I think it is good for me because as a designer it is really good to be out of your comfort zone every once in a while.

I like this lemon and lime pattern though. It is my favorite out of all the food patterns so far.

One more day of this challenge!

Food Pattern Challenge: Pretzels

*I'm challenging myself to draw a food related pattern or illustration every weekday for the next two weeks!


New friend Sarah and I were emailing after our lunch outing the other day and she mentioned that pretzels would make a good pattern. I wrote back immediately, saying something to the effect of, "you are a genius!" Pretzels are a simple but interesting shape, perfect for a pattern, and even more importantly for my purposes, they are a food. :) 

Research

 

 

*I'm challenging myself to draw a food related pattern or illustration every weekday for the next two weeks! and thanks Bettina for the photos!

I have another food illustration for you, finally! I had really hoped to post a new one every single day as part of my challenge, but whoa, that is not happening. Friday, some of my girlfriends wanted to help me do some "research" for this little project, so we went out and had a bagel-centric and delicious lunch downtown. I thought I would draw something based on what we ate, and I started to do that, but it just wasn't working. I wasn't happy with any of it. Coming back to the computer over the weekend to start over a few times, I finally decided to try some hand-lettering. I like how some of it turned out, and some of it I'll redo if I send it to my agent for licensing. I also want to try some more color combinations. 

 

Isn't this quote lovely? I'd never heard it before. It is so very true. Thanks for Friday lunch, friends! It was of more worth than hoarded gold for sure :)

Farmers Market Pattern

*I'm challenging myself to draw a food related pattern or illustration every weekday for the next two weeks!

Todays pattern is a new try with those herbs from yesterday. I think I could add even more detail on the carrots and parsley. The color palette is definfitely out of my comfort zone, and I don't think I've ever drawn a tomato. This challenge is for sure making me stretch a bit. I'm doing some "research" with friends at lunch tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Already cheating

*I'm challenging myself to draw a food related pattern or illustration every weekday for the next two weeks!

Hmm, so I am just now realizing that herbs, though definitely a type of food, are pretty much, as far as my illustrative purposes go, more of a floral. Tomorrow I must draw something that is only a food. It is a little disheartening that I am already subconciously cheating. This is going to be a long two weeks :)

I decided to jump on the chalkboard trend since I've never designed anything with that. I think I may like a solid background more...

Yep, I think that is better. The chalkboard is a little unnecessary and distracting.

Also, in case you were wondering, the herbs are; chamomile, mint, two kinds of parsley, rosemary and lavender. 

Food Challenge

Today I present to you a doughnut pattern! Everyday I will draw some sort of food pattern for the next two weeks. This one has a similar color story as the one below. I hope this little challenge forces some extra creativity out of me. Some days will be better than others, I'm sure.

I really want a doughnut now! I'd go to this amazing place in my neighborhood, but I think it would be smarter to go eat a real lunch instead... probably...