How to speed up the process of creating patterns: my system

One of my biggest challenges when I started working on patterns was to find the way of speeding up the process of creating them, because it can take you hours or days to finish a pattern if you cannot decide the right placement of elements and check the final test, as sometimes, although the base…

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How to draw and color elements in Adobe Illustrator

Hi friends! In this video I show you how we can draw and color original elements from our own pictures and use them in our patterns or illustrations. Working like this, we will create original content and we can be sure about not infringing any copyrights. 馃槈 From some leaves I picked up in the…

How to Crop patterns in Ai: Script Super Magic Eraser

Hi friends! In this tutorial, I teach you how I prepare my patterns to upload them to microstock webs, such as Shutterstock or Adobe Stock, with a special script called Super Magic Eraser. To me it is a fundamental tool to crop the patterns. If you are interested on it, you can find this script…

Checking patterns: how to fix the Hairline Bug in Illustrator

Hi friends! If you work with Illustrator to create repeat patterns, you will probably find that some thin lines might appear when the pattern is used in an object. Those thin lines are a bug of the program, so you shouldn’t worry if your module is correct. So first of all, to test if our…

Drawing a Red Camellia with Watercolours

Hi friends! I continue with my series of Botanical Illustration, where I am painting my favorite flowers. The last Spring I had the opportunity of watching again the blossom of my beautiful Camellia. I have it since my son was born, so that is seven years and it is still giving me amazing flowers. As…

Working Process of a Lily Magnolia

Hi friends!, I am doing a new serie about botanical illustration with watercolors and I麓d like to show you in this post the step by step of my last drawing. All flowers have different meanings. The Magnolia is the oriental symbol of delicacy and feminine beauty. In ancient China, only the emperor was the exclusive…

Drawing a chrysanthemum with watercolor

Hi friends! 聽These days I really felt like drawing some flowers with watercolours, so I went around internet looking for references and in this website聽pxhere.com聽(where you can find copyright free pictures), I found this beautiful chrysanthemum that instantly got me.   I share with you part of the process creating the flower. It took me…

Ilustraci贸n Digital: Elefante

Hola amigos!, siguiendo con mi reto personal de mejorar mi dibujo digital con tableta, he recreado de nuevo una ilustraci贸n de Aaron Blaise, siguiendo uno de sus tutoriales en YouTube, en el que crea una preciosa ilustraci贸n de un elefante pasando un rato divertido con unas mariposas, mientras se refresca en un lago. Pod茅is ver…

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