Desserts

Hey there! Happy 4th, for those of you living in the United States! Can you believe it’s already July?! Today I dug up a few graphic design pieces I created a while ago, which are based on a few popular desserts: cupcakes, soft-serve ice cream, and macaroons. Cupcakes and ice cream are definitely among my personal favorites. Although I am not a big fan of macaroons, they are very fun to draw!

Using the powerful Adobe Draw, I was able to create simplistic designs with layers and a variety of cool brushes. Mmm, writing this post is making me crave an ice cream cone right now!

Hello 2018

Happy new year to all! Can you believe it’s already 2018?! Now is the time to look back on our accomplishments in 2017 and plan for the year ahead. Well, for the new year I’ve decided to share a fun graphic design piece with you all. I haven’t done much graphic design recently, so it felt good to start doodling again! I also have a few new year’s resolutions that I hope I’ll be able to carry out this year:

  1. Don’t procrastinate
  2. Think outside the box
  3. Post more often
  4. Believe in your abilities

What are your new year’s resolutions? Thanks for stopping by!

Inspirational Pencils

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

If you’re like me, you are a huge pushover for quotes. You love them so much, you even own a collection of pencils engraved with inspirational sayings. (On second thought, I might be the only extreme quotelover here.) Anyways, these pencils have become quite dear to me, and since I haven’t published much graphic design recently, I’ve (finally) decided to dedicate a post to them. The above design is based on a few of my favorites! You can find similar pencils at The Happiness Planner.

Some quotes to inspire you:

  1. Think happy thoughts
  2. Work hard play hard
  3. Love yourself
  4. Follow your dreams
  5. Make it happen
  6. Escape the ordinary

Wave Art

Design is so simple, that’s why it’s so complicated.

Paul Rand

Hello everyone! Hope your week has been going well. Today I was experimenting with wave patterns, and came up with Bump, Twirl, Hop, and Swoop. All four designs were made with circles and a blue monochromatic color scheme. My favorite is Swoop—I love how simple it is!

 

Also, I am excited to announce that Turtledesk is offering free logo design for a limited time! If you’re interested, please let me know via the contact page. I will be happy to help you out!

Free Logo Design

Eyes

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.

St. Jerome

Hello dear readers! Hope your week has been going well. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while—the past couple of weeks have been so busy! I am excited to share this one with you, even though eyes are not my specialty. I decided to give them a try anyway—and found that they were actually quite fun to draw (especially the lashes, although they were definitely the hardest part)! I was debating whether or not to color the iris, but eventually decided to leave them black and white. What do you think? Any feedback is welcome!

Salt and Pepper

Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

Mother Teresa

The salt and pepper shakers were created using Adobe Draw, an easy-to-use application especially great for designs involving multiple layers. Although it took a fairly long time to choose the right colors, I just couldn’t get enough of the idea. I must admit, the accessories were my favorite part!

Diamond

The diamond is the hardest known mineral—it is often used for industrial purposes and a popular gemstone for jewelry. In this project, I used triangles and a soft blue and white color sheme to recreate the “perfect” diamond. Patterns and clear edges were helpful in making different sides stand out against each other. The take home message? Shine bright! Be a diamond for those around you.

Penguins

If I had to choose another favorite animal, penguins would be a definite candidate. Doesn’t everyone agree that they are adorable? And since balloons are always fun, I created a design involving both. Penguins holding balloons! A constant reminder to look on the bright side of life.

I really hope you enjoyed this, and I will post more graphic design as soon as I can!

Beach Vibes

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.

Jeanne Moreau

Beach vibes! To design the ocean and sand, I layered transparent shapes so that their colors would blend more easily and look similar to waves washing onto the shore. This project was fun to make, and quite relaxing after a long day. I hope you all get a chance to visit the beach sometime soon (and pick up some good vibes)!