I'm avoiding working on my lyrics piece AND my seahorse. For some reason, I just don't want to work on them. They're frustrating me. The seahorse is making me not want to finish it because I have to do it segment by segment, layer by layer. I'm honestly wishing I hadn't decided to digitize it. I'm sure I'll come back to it eventually, but for now --- something less frustrating.
I've been playing with a sticker series in Illustrator today. Completely original, drawn with the pen tool. It started because I posted the cat sticker I made yesterday on my facebook. A friend from school said she'd like some, plus some bunnies for her car (to match the amount of pets she has). So, I started playing around with the bunny. Then, I saw another friend on Pinterest (The time-sink of the universe) collecting skull designs.. so I did a skull. I still wanted to do something else. I ended up doing an owl because my husband and I were discussing things that were marketable. Last week, I had lamented that my Threadless submission didn't make it. The same girl requesting the bunny had suggested that next time, I put a bird on it. "Hipsters love birds", she said. Plus, owls are pretty cute. Boom! Owl!
Here they are in their pre-production glory:
And now, I think I'll go try and work on the thing that might actually make me money. Although, I did get the money from my first print today! Win!