I just came across the Illustration Friday website thanks to a post from Claudine Hellmuth (AKA Collageartist). So rather spontaneously I decided to have a crack at creating an illustration for this week’s topic ‘immovable’ – the result is the ‘cement shoes’ illustration above. I hope you like it.
I really like it when craft and illustration come crossover, these lovely wall decals created by Shanna Murray are a good example. They are simple and elegant, with wonderfully positive and uplifting messages – why not go check out here equally elegant blog?
What I made
In an effort to breathe new life into my Twitter account I created this Twitter Factory background image. It took me about 10 days to complete and is designed to seamlessly repeat. To see the full effect please check out this Twitter Factory background page.
Oh… and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @whatimade.
Creating your own individual Twitter background image can be a lot of fun, why not give it a go? And, if you are out of ideas check out Themeleon – a cool little tool that makes creating interesting backgrounds a piece of cake.
What I made
Here’s the first four letters of a dangerous alphabet for kids (well, mainly boys). I thought it would be fun to have each letter depict an amusing scenario containing a touch of violence or misfortune, nothing too serious, ants getting burnt with magnifying glasses, that sort of thing. Eventually I thought I could use the letters to create name plates or greeting cards. So if you like them give me some encouragement and I’ll persevere with the rest of the alphabet. Oh… and I’d also be happy to take suggestions for the other letters.
Now you make one
It turns out that this is also a fantastic kids activity, my son (Dylan) has really got into it. You might need to help them choose and spell the words, but after that it should keep them busy for hours, well, there are 26 letters! For further ideas and inspiration check out Dylan’s alphabet for boys.