Author: Charlie Albright

January 2020 Free Wallpaper Download

First order of business for the year is this fresh wallpaper for January 2020, available free to download. I’ve included options for desktop, tablet and smartphone devices. If you can’t find the option for you, contact me and we’ll see what we can do. By the way, the artwork is a modern floral surface pattern design I created a few weeks ago.

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Studio Log 02 – Reconfiguring My Website Storage & Digital Ocean Droplet

Two hours into this entire process and I think I’ve reached my limit with the speed of making edits in the blog post and waiting for it to save. So I’ve decided I might actually resize the droplet again but add another vCPU – however, this does mean I will probably wait around 15 minutes for this process to complete but that seems worth it for my sanity. Waiting 5 minutes to process each click is driving me mad.

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Studio Log 01 – Preparing Modern Leaf Illustration Print Design Concepts

I’ve got a couple of hours up my sleeve this evening. My intent is to work towards finalising the release of some prints of modern leaf drawings/illustrations. Last Saturday, I released the original drawings of these modern leaf drawings on my online store, as well as on Bluethumb and Etsy. What I also want to do is also release the versions of these leaves that I have been working on in Adobe Illustrator.

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Experimenting With A Soft Colour Palette

Yes, that time has come when I have gone mad and decided to experiment with a soft and muted colour palette. I’ve resisted the temptation to use my favourite colours of phthalo blue, torquoise and magenta, and gone ahead and tried to keep it very soft and blended. There’s no need to worry. I will never give up my bright and bold colours.

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All About The Phthalo Blue

This story is about putting in place a handful of strategies to ensure that you paint in a soft colour palette, but forgetting about the power of intuition, creative flow and instinct.. and then painting with your favourite colours anyway. Every piece craves some phthalo blue and torquoise.

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Macrame Plant Hanger

If you watch my Instagram Stories, you’ll know that I’m currently obsessed with the knotting art of macramé. I love colour and texture, and I have found yet another surface to get creative with. And although I have been obsessed with woven and knotted wall hangings for awhile, it was the macramé plant hanger that I wanted to try first.

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