Tuesday, November 14, 2017

10 Free Abstract Backgrounds

A set of 10 simple abstract backgrounds, PNG files size 2000x1600 px each. Free for personal or commercial use. I only ask you not to redistribute the graphics as digital downloads. Please note, the images below are thumbnail previews only and smaller than the actual files. Use the following link to download all 6 patterns in one ZIP file (note, the file size is large, 28 Mb):

Click to download (28 Mb)


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Huevember - another drawing challenge

Found myself another drawing challenge, Huevember. This time you make a daily drawing based on one color for the whole month of November. You can add other colors if you wish, as long as the one from the challenge is present.

Basically, it’s another incentive for me to draw daily. Which is exactly what I’m doing this month, again.

Follow me on Twitter or Instagram for the updates on this. The yellow blooms on the right where a quick sketch directly in vector program - Autodesk Graphic, on my iPad.

You can also see all these drawings on my Deviantart page.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Inktober Challenge Completed

I can’t believe it but I went through the whole month of October creating a drawing a day! Inktober was a great experience for me! Lots of practice. Wasn’t easy, mind you. It takes me about 2-3 hours to complete a drawing like that, even though they end up looking like 5-minute projects!

The mask on the left was the last drawing of the month. I uploaded them all to Deviantart as well. It’s a good place to browse them all at the same time. You should also be able to see them if you follow me on Instagram.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Inktober - ink drawing challenge

Inktober is an ink drawing challenge that lasts the whole month of October. To participate you need to make an ink drawing a day. Read more about it at the official Inktober site.

I don't actually draw in ink but I decided to participate this year with my digital scribbles just to make myself sketch more.

Follow me on Twitter or Instagram for the updates on this. I will be trying to post a small scribble daily. The scarecrow on the left is from my Road Trip doodle, I was just tweaking it a bit for use as a rubber stamp. Decided to post it for a challenge day 1.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Zazzle Rubber Stamps

https://www.zazzle.com/chibibi/Watering%20can
I've been expanding my Zazzle collection of rubber stamps by adding some new images and creating new layouts. You can get the stamps for a good price at the shop. They even have the self-inking ones. Creating new art for stamps is a lot of fun as it comes down to  just doodles in black outline. Though I do change some of them to color versions as well. See this garden watering can on the left as an example. There are also some large scale stamps that you can recolor yourself if you wish. Invaluable for your scrap booking! Feel free to visit the store to browse my full collection of rubber stamps.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sketching Mechanical Dog

Another 3 min video of sketching the mechanical dog. It starts with an absurdly simplified mockup of a dog, which I drew in seconds with a thick brush. Then you can see me building up a pencil sketch on top of that. Trying and discarding different ideas as I go. Cleaning up and refining the final sketch. Tools: Procreate for iPad.



This is my favorite sketching method at the moment: taking advantage of digital layering to build the sketch up from simple to complex where a quick draft sketch acts as a map for the next layer/sketch.

Here is a finished version of the mechanical dog, completed in vector format in Autodesk Graphic for iPad.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

100 Free Patterns from Mightydeals

A huge collection of free patterns, supplied by freepik.com and hosted by mightydeals.com.

This collection provides the patterns in .ai, .eps, and .jpg formats, and the vector formats are fully editable. What's even better is that they’re all free for personal and commercial use, all you have to do is credit freepik.com.

It does require you to sign up for their newsletter before providing you with a download link. But you can easily opt out of the emails later.