Saturday, 26 July 2014

Society6 vs Redbubble

Both have introduced bedding to their collections this month - both as duvet covers without pillowcases. The prices compare as such. (these are based on my prices, each designer sets their own on RB) 
            Redbubble Society6
Twin       £58.73           N/A
Queen    £72.78         £58.34
King       £86.32         £76.02
Also - why in america is queen smaller than king? That’s gonna confuse a lot of British folk. Luckily they supply dimensions.

             Redbubble  Society6
Twin         68” X 88”       N/A
Queen     88” X 88”      88” X 88”
King        104” X 88”   104” X 88”
oh no, scrap that. This just brings us onto another thing to consider my fair countrymen and women - our ‘double’ duvet size is 200cm (77”ish) squared so the US ‘twin’ is a UK ‘single’ but still pretty much neither of these products will fit our duvets comfortably

I’m gutted. 

Buuuuut If you’re still interesting in purchasing a new duvet from either of these companies (maybe you’re not english…maybe you have a US duvet for some reason… maybe you’re clever and are going to use it for something else entirely like a wall hanging or a summer sheet) I personally recommendRedbubble at this point from the designers point of view. 

My reason being that with Redbubble you can be really picky about layout and size as you can upload an entirely separate high res file for it, where as with Society6 you have to use the same upload file for the duvet as the tote bags and scatter cushions. I’m worried about upscaling, and personally for my designs - i’ve found that this hasn’t translated well. You can see for yourself on the pics above.

Also it infuriates me that i cant opt out of some of the designs for bedding with S6. If i want totes and cushions i have to have bedding - regardless of whether the design suits it or not - please don’t judge me on that!


Well, i hope that helps some people even if it does put you off buying something with my design on. I’d rather you know what you’re getting yourselves into. :)

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hydrangea gradient circle

I don’t know if this is normal. Where i grew up, in the south east of England, on the chalky downs, you only ever saw Blue Hydrangea - we knew it as the litmus plant. 

…But where i live now, you get hydrangea is all colours these were all picked on a short 5-10 minute walk to and from my local supermarket.

Anyway, was playing with the heads when i got in and figured they’d make a pretty neat clock.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Redbubble front page!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Best of Redditgetsdrawn

Update: 25 days ago, this image won me the honour of my first “Best of Redditgetsdrawn winner” status. I definitely did not see that coming. I gots the warms and fuzzies.
been out of the portrait saddle for a while - verrrrry quick sketch of redditgetsdrawn user itsandychecks

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

watercolour cacti and succulents

ended up making a pattern with these cacti and succulent drawings i did a way back anyway 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Library - Day 1

I have been working on a project with the Henry Noble Library in Douglas. They have asked me to make the Library a bit interesting for the month of February. 

I chose to postpone mentioning anything online so as not to draw attention to it while it was happening. I wanted it to be something people stumbled upon, not something people seeked out.

 Each day i went in and added a little something, i saw it as an opportunity to treat the regular 'customers', an opportunity to make some people smile, or make them question why i did what i did.

February 1st - 

 So here is the first day. i simply made a hella lot of tiny bookmarks shaped like baby seedlings and placed them in horticulture related books. The section looked like it had come alive over night. Like Totoro had been and done his thing. I visited regularly throughout the month and topped them up, as to be expected, some of the books were taken on lease, and some were taken home regardless. :)