Today is the first day of Ramadan, and the start of 30 days of fasting for us Muslims who are able to do so. I did a little simple design to celebrate the occasion. Wishing all my fellow Muslims a blessed Ramadan & Happy Fasting, and wishing everyone all around the world much love and peace.
As usual, I featured the design on Redbubble for t-shirts, stickers, and home decor stuff, among others. I did two versions for both Malay and English: with the year for commemoration, and without the year, to use for years to come! 🙂
Finally tried a botanic inspired pattern, yet another type of pattern I’ve been wanting to explore. I found it an interesting experience and would love to do more. I took a long time to settle on the colours, but I’ve decided this is the combination I like for this one.
With these amethysts representing purple, I rounded up the six colours of the rainbow I did for this pear-shaped gem design. It was an enjoyable ride. I had so much fun with this pattern and as always, am fascinated by how a little illustration I did is portrayed on not just t-shirts but so many other different stuff.
As always, here is a selection from the two galleries linked above:
For some reason I always get extra delight from seeing the socks. I don’t know, I just find them so funny and cute, they’re such a hoot. I always get a smile or chuckle looking at how the design looks like on socks.
Going through my posts, I just realized that for a gem design, I haven’t posted the blue and purple versions in the series of rainblow colours I did. So I thought I’d put it in now, brighten up this blog a bit!
As blue sapphires here the gem illustration look berry fruity and bubble-gummy in this pattern 💙. The version with the blue stripes remind me as well of classic blue-and-white porcelain.
My little design for Chinese New Year that’s just around the corner. Wishing all Chinese all around the world a wonderful New Year full of love, peace, good health and prosperity. . By the way, that’s not a self-portrait 😄, though yes the Year of the Ox 🐂 is my year when it comes to the Chinese zodiac. .
I drew a pattern, started out inspired by Art Deco and the Calla Lily flower, but when I finished it also feels a tad Mid-century to me.
I think maybe that’s due to the sparse lines, the white background and the colour choices. Even though this ‘fish scale’ type of pattern is usually considered Art Deco, the art movement is usually associated with richness and luxury. So maybe a dark jewel tone instead of white for the background, gold or silver lines for contrast, and gradients for depth would make it more Art Deco. But I like how this turned out. I’m looking forward to trying out more such patterns.
To see the entire Redbubble gallery for each of the four colour choices, click the names I’ve selected for them below.
Bringing all six colours together for a colourful Christmas card design. I’m happy this is the reason all six colours I’ve done for the jewel design are coming together: for a Christmas and New Year greeting.
This Muslim wishes all Christians a Merry Christmas, and wishing for everyone on this planet regardless of religion, race and nationality, a New Year with peace, love and good health. And jobs and financial stability.
Well, might as well throw in mental hugs for the astronauts who are not on this planet as well, and any aliens as well who happen to be snooping around WordPress and reading this. Have a great next year!
For the sake of all our sanity, especially mine, let’s all hope and pray (if you believe in God, if not, just hope) that 2021 will start to bring back the pre-Covid world (the good bits, I mean, not the shitty stuff like worse pollution). Starting with the vaccine, please. One that is affordable and accessible to everyone, and obviously one that works, meaning safe and effective for everyone.
It seems to be less and less likely the world will go back to before, as if that world wasn’t hard enough. In the meantime, all we can do is to be hopeful and persevere, to hang on in there the best we can. I love you all, my fellow humans, and I wish everyone well.
Like bright cheery lemons glistening under the Mediterranean sun. I love how fascinatingly different the overall look is, between black and yellow stripes.
I’m looking at the dresses above and I really think that, while they are sweet and casual by themselves, the yellow will go really well with some gold-coloured jewelry. Like a chunky necklace or drop earrings, big bling like that. A large gold cuff.
Strappy footwear, probably. But if I’m her stylist, definitely black leather boots, like Doc Martens. Something kick-ass like that. And while we’re in that direction, a black leather motorcycle jacket, then 🙂
I had always wanted to try an anchor design. I’ve always liked the designs of the ‘classic’ tattoos, and the anchor is one of the design elements I think of when I think of traditional tattoos, along with swallows, dragons, pin-up girls, hearts with ‘Mom’ emblazoned across them, etc.
My heart-themed design is inspired by a song I love, Sea of Love.