Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The fun of surface design.....and some really cool packaging.....

holly
I love working on surface designs....you can create a few pieces and collage them together to make something totally new...or place them in a circle for a paper plate or in a line for some fun party napkins.....Above I have my initial sketch and then I took the piece and created some fun designs for paper surfaces...from scrap book pages to gift wrap....so much furn to create and change something in to many new things.....and just by changing the background you can achieve so many new looks.........
holly berry black wrap

holly berry green wrap

holly berry red wrap

I also love looking at things in shops that use art for surface designs...from cards, to fabric to gift wrap and party supplies....it is always so much fun to see all the new designs that come out each year....and it is a wonderful market to get into....licensing art for surface designs.....so if you're into art or illustration you should think about whether or not licensing is a good fit for you.....

I also love packaging design....and a company that I really think is nifty creates the coolest boxes for their chipboard collections....K and Company has been creating neatest boxes filled with the cutest chipboard pieces that are double sided and glittered....I would love to work for K and Company designing these boxes and the wonderful fillings.....

I buy them and leave them in my studio for inspiration when it comes to packaging.....the Halloween one and the new Christmas one is my favorite.....

November 21 2010 006

November 21 2010 008

November 21 2010 007


Well I am off to work on some more surface designs and some freebies for all of you....so thank you for popping by!!!!

Happy Creating!

8 comments:

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

That would be a neat industry to get into! And fun! I'm sure any of those companies out there would be thrilled to have you as their illustrator Diana.

Diana Evans said...

Thanks Cynthia....I would love to create for a company like this...would be a dream......

Diana Evans said...

Thanks Cynthia....I would love to create for a company like this...would be a dream......

Manon Doyle said...

That is an awesome idea, Diana!! Dream your dreams and make them reality!! xoxo

Diana Evans said...

Thanks Manon!!!! We are so lucky to do what we love!!!!!

Janine said...

That is a lovely christmas- pattern.
If there would be christmas- wrapping- paper like this, I would buy it imediatly.

Andrew Finnie said...

Diana hi, well I think you have just opened my eyes! Thankyou. Isn't it wonderful to live where we do and have access to such wonderful tools. It's oh so much better than being a cave man :) :)

see you soon


cheersfrom oz

Oh I never heard it called surface design before. You are a mine of infromation!

Deborah said...

Hi Diana! I was here yesterday but was having an internet "connectivity" problem and could not post a comment. All fixed now, YIPPEEEEE. I think that company would be getting such a fantastic deal by hiring you! Actually, I think your work is much cuter than theirs. Wishing you a wonderful day with both of your men.
**blows kisses** Deb

 
Blogging tips