Now on Society6

I am happy to announce that I recently opened a store on Society6 which is a print-on-demand website, which means people can now order my designs on a number of really cool and good quality products which are made up as and when an order is placed, and is then shipped direct to the customer.

For example, if you were looking for a backpack with one of my designs on it, you could use the product filter on my page to see just backpacks and these are the designs currently available:

If you were looking for art print, there are some different designs available as I have set up only the products that I think work best for each design:  

To check out my store and what other cool products are available go to: https://society6.com/elizabethsparg

 

 

Finding Inspiration in Books

My friend and author Christine Bernard approached me recently to see if I would be interested in doing some marketing-ish posts on social media for her, inspired by her novels. Of course, I leapt at the opportunity because she was allowing me full creative freedom over what to do, whether it be a photograph, illustration or sketch… and nothing is better than that freedom for an illustrator! It really makes a project fun.

I created my book-inspired drawings a few weeks apart and did something a little different with each one. It’s great to see them side by side now.

 

Above: My illustrations inspired by “Will” , “Mute” and “Unravel” by Christine Bernard.

To find out more about the books and where to get them go to www.christinebernard.com.

SURTEX 2018

I am very excited to announce that a handful of my designs will be showing at Surtex 2018 in New York in just a few days time! This is a first for me to have my work at one of the big design trade shows and I feel very honoured to be represented by Pattern Observer alongside many fantastic designers. Wishing everyone in the Pattern Observer team a very successful show!

“Now in its 32nd year, SURTEX® is the global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & design—where artists, art agents, licensing agencies and licensors connect with manufacturers, retailers and licensees to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable.” SURTEX website.

 

Character Development – Squirreled Away

These pieces were created for a portfolio building course I took with Make Art That Sells which ran for 5 weeks during February and March. We were given three manuscripts to choose from, for which we would develop our main character, secondary characters, one full colour spread, and a cover design. Below are my pieces for the various stages.

First character sketches
First colour version and proposed colour palette
Revised palette and final character
Character development – facial expressions
Finished spread, including text by Zoe Tucker
Cover ideas – teal
Edited cover – white to show the snowy forest