Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Sketches: Floral Patterns

This week, I played with some floral patterns that have been floating around in my creative mind for the past 6 months or more. It's one of those ideas I hope to transition into wallpaper and/or material at some point in time. Of course, it's on my list of, "Wouldn't that would be awesome to do one day?!" (Raise your hand if you've got one of those mile long lists on your desk?)

Anyway, I utilized my new Tombow brushes again, exploring the combination of colors and layers in each illustration. They need a lot of fine tuning but at least my ideas are now down on paper. I'd love to hear your thoughts and any ideas you might have for the above drawings or future ones.

I'm off to see what everyone else has been up to this past week. Happy Sunday Sketches!

If you're participating in Sunday Sketches, you can grab the NEW Sunday Sketches button HERE.

Submit your artwork by signing up below with a link to your website/blog. PLEASE make sure to visit each other! One of the biggest reasons for this co-op is encouraging and lifting others up in their creative endeavors as well. Thank you.



  1. I think it's important to have a "Wouldn't that be awesome to do one day" list. I have one too.
    I can picture the designs you did on soft cotton fabric, maybe for a toddler's dress. Now that they are down on paper, it's one step closer to bringing the ultimate goal to fruition.

  2. Oh I LOVE those backgrounds!!I can so see them as fabric or you should think about doing a digital background to sell on etsy!! you could list and have the digital background loaded for instant download and no extra work for you. they are awesome!! love them both but the colors in the bottom one really pop! great job! Happy Sunday Sketches!! have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. this would be beautiful printed material for summer tops or dresses,, for little girls or big ones too,

    its bright fun and beautiful,,

  4. Loving your patterns today! I do have a couple of long lists.

  5. Lovely patterns!!! <3
    My list is so long, too. Ehehehe

  6. My 'wouldn't that be awesome to do one day list' actually lives in my head, but maybe I should write it down, it is getting long and longer.
    I like you fresh, spring feel of the top and the warm, summer one at the bottom. I agree with Laurie, girls' summer dresses is what I kept thinking.
    Happy Sunday!

  7. How wonderful!!!! Your floral patterns are so charming and I would love to have them on my stationary. A notebook with the blue one and a pencil case from the red one. Oh and of course would I love to have a table cloth from both :) I LOVE them!!!

  8. I'm picturing those designs on a flowing summer/spring dress. Beautiful!

  9. i agree with Laurie...this would be so pretty as material for summer clothes! So pretty.

    I'm like you, I have a long list of things I want to do and try and learn. Mine isn't really a list...but a bunch of post-it notes!! Every time I think of something new, I add it to the every growing post-it note wall!

  10. I love the flower patterns you're developing - so happy and refreshing. I could see the bottom one as a table cover.

  11. Oh those are so sweet and lovely! I too have a long wish list, although it's mainly in my head...

  12. Oh love these floral patterns ~ you such a wonderful illustrator ~ ^_^

    Had minor surgery this week so behind in commenting and not sure where I left off returning comments ~ ^_^

  13. Your designs make me think of spring and oh boy do I need spring.
    I need to create a list as I haven't got one.
    Thanks for hosting once again.

  14. I would love to see your patterns as material! Would be so beautiful!!!

  15. I love the colors and pattern in the second one, probably because red is one of my favorite colors. Blessings!


© Alexandra MacVean. All rights reserved.
Blogger Templates by pipdig