Look what I learned to make in Photoshop: endless hugging gnomes!
Here’s the repeated motif up close.
I had the idea to make repeated patterns a couple years back, when I got the book Digital Textile Design.
I never quite had the motivation to tackle this project, though, thinking that I had to make illustrations first. It was only at the suggestion of the clever people at my art agency, CWC-i, that I recently picked up the book again and started making patterns using photos of my characters. And now I can’t stop! (It’s pretty simple if you have Photoshop.)
Any thoughts on what the hugging gnomes should be printed on? I’m thinking little bags and notebooks. Maybe even scarves or a skirt!