Mockups – Learned Something New!

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I just discovered this thing called a “mockup!” I wish I would’ve thought of this myself, since it’s such a simple and genius concept.

For those of you who don’t know, a mockup is a visual example of a designer’s work. It cuts the cost of actually ordering sample products and is a timesaver for photographing.  A lot of people use these to post their products online. Also, designers use them as examples for clients. If you’re a miserable photographer like me, it is a very useful tool to create decent-looking product photos.

Skillshare, as you know, is such a great resource for people who love learning + being creative. I learned how to do a simple mockup from Teela Cunningham on Skillshare. Check it out here. Just so you know, I think Skillshare is worth the price. (And no, I am not sponsored to say nice things about them 🙂 )

Onto a different subject, these two designs are for wedding cards I am illustrating. They are quite rough, but I like the overall idea.

My family + friends keep telling me to start selling more art, and I’m trying! It’s intimidating though. And also a lot of fun!

Okay I’ll quit rambling 🙂

xo Caroline

Soda Pop Couple

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Hello there!

I thought I’d share one more post before I go on  vacation! (Although I might surprise you with another post before I come back…we’ll see!)

I am really into this lovey-dovey, Valentine’s Day, cutesy, etc. theme in regards to making art! It can be such a cliche, but there’s something to be said about cliches. They are overused because they resonate with people. They’re relatable.

I, of course, love vintage 1950s type photos and fashion, and this seems to fit right in with that. My Pinterest board for art inspiration is filled with vintage photographs and picturesque images. Those times seemed simpler. And I like simple.

Also, just fyi, we got about SIX inches of snow last night! I love it. My sister and I built a snowman (actually snow-grandma) and it was so much fun 🙂 Haven’t done that in years!

Here is a picture, just because:

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She’s quite chic, I know.

Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Caroline

P.S. I sold my first art print on Etsy!! I was so ecstatic! Thank you Gwen for buying my print 😉

 

Horton – Dr. Seuss

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This piece was done for a friend of my sister’s! She’s redoing her nursery as a surprise for her friend and they are including Dr. Seuss in the theme. Horton is such a cute blue elephant. I love his wide eyes and kind heart. So appropriate for a kid’s room 🙂

Dr. Suess is such a classic when it comes to kids. That is a book every person can relate to. I loved The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. One thing I remember in primary school was Read Across America, on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. I’m pretty sure they served green eggs and ham that day in the cafeteria. Gross. But kids are into funny things like that.

Side note: do you remember buying the novelty candies like the really sour liquid stuff and Fun Dip when you were a kid? It makes my mouth hurt thinking about it.

Anyway, reading Dr. Seuss books as an adult (haha! that sounds so weird to say. Like, I just turned 18!) is kind of hard. They don’t seem that long, but until you read them out loud, you wish you’d picked another book 🙂

Until next time!

Caroline

 

 

Matching Pajamas – Greeting Card No. 16

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A family with matching pajamas! It looks quite cozy! Pajamas are such a joy to wear, especially if they are decent looking and not old rags. (I do like old, worn out clothes sometimes, too!)

At Target this season, I saw the cutest, vintage-type pajamas, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy them. I’m such a cheap-skate sometime; it’s really too bad.

Here it is 🙂 Aren’t they lovely? It totally reminds me of the fifties and sixties!

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Merry Christmas to all!