Cute little groundhogs pop out from the green grass, hoping to spot some early signs of spring. I always love groundhogs and the tradition of Groundhog Day, it's always fun to see what the groundhogs will predict - an early spring or a late winter! This year was an early spring, so I'm hoping this prediction comes true! ;)
This was a simple vector illustration, I used a watercolour texture to give the groundhogs more of a fur texture, and surrounded them with sprigs of leaves and grasses to illustrate the signs of early spring. I drew it as part of a daily drawing challenge - it's always a nice change to draw animals that I don't often draw, and drawing challenges push me to explore.
I've added this pattern to my shops! Take a look at it on some of my most popular products.
It's 2020 (a new decade!) and in looking over the patterns I've done over the last decade... my pineapple pattern has by far been my most popular. Not only is it a best seller in all colour options (pink and gold, rose gold, and gold), I also won my first online art contest - a fabric design contest on Zazzle - with this pattern in its original form, watercolour on blue. But the pink and gold palette remains one of my favourites. I always love gold pineapples as a motif in jewellery and trinkets, so adding a faux gold look to these pineapples only made sense! The blush pink background paired with the gold is perfectly feminine and pretty.
Shop this pattern on some of my top products from Society6 and Zazzle, shown below! I love it on decor and accessories... what do you think?
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Cranberries are not everyones favourite berry, but I think they're pretty great! :) I always look forward to thanksgiving because that's when all the cranberry stuff comes out... delicious homemade cranberry sauce on turkey and cranberry gingerale are the best! So when getting into the festive spirit, cranberries definitely come to mind for me - and so I decided to draw them.
I've illustrated these cranberries in a simple style and coloured the cranberry leaves a bright green watercolour texture. This pattern is available in 4 colour ways, this is my personal favourite one! I've layered the cranberry fruit and leaf shapes in the background to give a shadowy layered look. The background is a beautiful deep teal shade, which compliments the cranberries and their leaves.
So far I've added this pattern to RedBubble and Society6 to most of the home decor and accessories available there. I quite like this pattern on tote bags and duffle bags, but also think it makes fabulous wrapping paper! The colours are festive and christmassy, and these illustrated cranberries would look lovely as wrapping for presents under a tree.
Check it out on some of my favourite products below!
This is a pattern of adorable lazy brown baby sloths who are happily relaxing on a tree. One of the sloths is hanging upside down from a tree branch, while the other one is lazily lounging. These cute little sloths and the tree branch are coloured in a brown watercolour texture, giving this digitally composed pattern a naive and traditional feel. This pattern was originally drawn in pen and ink, and then turned into a vector illustration to make a pattern that can be scaled to bigger sizes. I've used a nice light blue as the background colour for this one.
This is one of my most popular patterns! It is available on my Society6, RedBubble and Zazzle shops, and has been adapted to a variety of designs. It makes a great gift idea for sloth lovers, from small accessories & drinkware to home decor. I've added it to many products as a pattern, but also used the pair of sloths illustration and some fun typography (there are lots of fun puns and sayings you can make with sloths!) to create some cute stuff. My personal fave is my lazy and sleepy sloth couples mug set, which is a cute and hilarious gift idea!
Check it out on some of my top picks below.
Another colour variation to my winter mittens pattern! As I mentioned in my pink winter mittens pattern... I think mittens are the best symbol of winter and I was pretty excited to illustrate winter in the form of mittens! I wanted to be able to convey the coziness of keeping warm in the cold weather, plus the playful and carefree side to winter. Knitted mitts or wooly mitts, they all have different patterns and designs and are super unique. Which is a recipe for a fun pattern. So, in this pattern, to cover ALL THE THINGS WINTER, I've hand drawn traditional mittens in different patterns and designs. Hearts, snowflakes, diamonds & knit graphic patterns are things that I've included in the mitten designs. I've stuck to simple lineart in white graphics, and added a bit of texture and colour variation to the background with a mint green watercolour texture.
I've added this pattern to my Society6 shop, check it out on accessories, home decor & coffee mugs below!
What do you think of when you think of winter? You might think about snow and cold and all the winter activities, or you might think about hot chocolates and warm clothing and curling up near the fireplace. When I set out to illustrate a winter pattern, I could have gone with snowflakes, Christmas motifs, pine trees or reindeer - all of which are great winter symbols. But to me, mittens are the best symbol of winter, and I wanted to illustrate them for a couple of reasons! I wanted to be able to convey the coziness of keeping warm in the cold weather, plus the playful and carefree side to winter. Not only that but mittens are ADORABLE! :) Knitted mitts or wooly mitts, they all have different patterns and designs and are super unique. Which is a recipe for a fun pattern. So, in this pattern, to cover ALL THE THINGS WINTER, I've hand drawn traditional mittens in different patterns and designs. I've stuck to simple lineart in white graphics, and added a bit of texture and colour variation to the background with a pink + red watercolour texture.
I've added this pattern to my Society6 shop, check it out on accessories (and wrapping paper!) below!
A traditional ikat pattern decorated in pink and gold. The simple colours & diamond shapes makes this a versatile design for products. It works well in a large and small format, and looks modern and pretty on home decor, accessories & tech cases. I've even added it to business cards on Zazzle and I love how they turned out!! I do quite like the combination of pink and gold! I've used this colour combo in my pineapple pattern as well, and will continue using it on new designs. :)
This pattern is one of my first! I was experimenting with watercolour textures and simplistic shapes, and came up with this modern leaf pattern in a stunning peacock blue. I love the simplicity of this one, it has always been one of my favourites (I even have it as a laptop sleeve from RedBubble - which is excellent - I'll post about it here on my blog in another post!)
I've updated this pattern over the years to be more of a dramatic half drop pattern, and I quite like the new version. Although the old version still exists as it was on my Zazzle shop and RedBubble shop, the updated version can be found on my Society6 shop. The original on fabric at my Zazzle shop is an editors pick!
I'm getting into the Christmas spirit! This is actually my first holiday pattern of the year. I went pretty crazy with the Christmas patterns last year, and the ones I created were bright & popped with traditional Christmas motifs and colours. This year I wanted to mix it up a bit, and chose to work with a limited colour palette of pastel blue, green, light pink, and a very light grey-white for the background! I've drawn the trees in a minimalistic way with rounded edges to mimic the soft look created by the colours. I really enjoy the playful suggestion of a Christmas Forest created by the repeat and the trees in different sizes!
What do you think of this pattern?
Check it out at my Zazzle or Society6 shops on a variety of home decor, mugs, accessories and more great stuff!
Happy Holidays :)
This design is a new variation on my original purple & gold geometric design! I've always loved the variations of deep green in emeralds, and wanted to use it in my designs. I've layered various green watercolour textures to come up with a look that shows a variation of gemstone tones in every triangle piece of this design. A faux gold outline is used to give an elegant touch! This design is super popular on business cards at my Zazzle shop.
Hi! I'm Tanya, an illustrator and graphic designer from Ontario, Canada. I create patterns & designs for my shops on Zazzle, Redbubble & Society6. Aside from designing, I have a huge love of cats, reading & video games.
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