Wednesday, 18 February 2015

New Design: Inked Watercolour Turtles

Earlier this week I really felt like drawing something relaxing, so i picked up my pen and black marker and drew a turtle! It was fun to draw all the little decorative lines in the shell. I was also watching House while I drew (netflix enables me to binge watch TV!) so it proved a relaxing evening. I decided to scan it into the computer and turn it into a vector & colour it in watercolours, giving the turtle more depth and bright colours. One day I will actually paint a real watercolour painting instead of just texture blobs on paper to use digitally. But for now, this is really fun. ;)

Here is the turtle before it turned watercolour vector:
My inked turtle! Everything I draw is straight from pen, so I have to place my lines pretty carefully as a big mistake forces me to restart my drawing. As you can see, I made a little bit of a goof on the head, but its nothing that can't be fixed in my digital version! ;)
And here is the watercolour version, in the form of a zazzle postcard:

Green Watercolour Ink Drawn Turtle Post Cards
As you can see it is very clean and the slight mistakes I made in the original are gone. Even though it is now a digital format, it retains the traditional look & feel. 

Green Watercolour Ink Drawn Turtle Post Cards by TanyaDraws

The single turtle was looking a little lonely though, so I decided to make a pattern out of it. Here is my finished pattern, on a zazzle fabric: 

Green Watercolour Ink Drawn Turtle Pattern Fabric
I added a soft blue to the background. It is a simple pattern, but it makes a great fabric!

Green Watercolour Ink Drawn Turtle Pattern Fabric by TanyaDraws

I definitely will be drawing more like this on the weekend. I am going to be working at a cheerleading competition over the weekend with a video crew, and in between burning DVDs I have time to sketch a few things. Be prepared for a giant burst of new art next week!

Here are a few other products that I made with my turtle illustration! :) 


Green Watercolour Ink Drawn Turtle Return Address Labels
I haven't featured labels here before, but I really like making them! This turtle label is great for labelling kids school items, and has a phone number on them incase these items get lost. The labels come in sheets of 30.

Green Watercolour Ink Drawn Turtle Return Address Labels by TanyaDraws
Green Watercolour Ink Drawn Turtle Zazzle HEART Tote Bag
Proceeds from this HEART tote bag goes towards a group of mothers in Kenya, who were shunned from society because they have special needs kids. The bags are handmade by the mothers in Kenya and help to provide an income for their families. Read more about the Malaika mums sewing project on zazzle with LIFE Line Here! Definitely a great cause. Easily add a name to personalize this tote bag!

Green Watercolour Ink Drawn Turtle Zazzle HEART Tote Bag by TanyaDraws
Green Watercolour Ink Drawn Turtle Pattern Uncommon Clearly™ Deflector iPhone 6 Case
Finally, my turtles pattern on a clear uncommon deflector iPhone 6 case! I love this pattern on this case! Customize the colour or add a name. I like the font Roder Outline on it, it creates a very playful personalized iPhone case.

Green Watercolour Ink Drawn Turtle Pattern Uncommon Clearly™ Deflector iPhone 6 Case by TanyaDraws

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