Summer time





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Sorry for not having written in some weeks!It is so hot in Valencia. I have my air-conditioning on all day. It is imposible to work without it for me. 

I had come back from my holidays! I had a wonderful time on a rented house on the beach with my family. I needed to rest, to have a break and to be out from my computer!

I have recharged my batteries and I have written a new to do list, in order not to forget any of my future plans.

These last weeks I have  worked with my watercolour paintings old box, trying to make more artistic artworks, and new designs to offer to my licensee brands.




I signed a new licencing agreement with a new ihonecases brand in June and some of my designs are now on sale here, https://www.paragonpieces.com/collections/julia-grifol



I am glad as this new brand chosed some of my handrawn designs to sell them printed on their nice iphone cases. Hope you like them. 

Have a great time! see you soon!                             

 

New artwork








Hello, Welcome to my creative space. Lots of thanks for visiting me


I am glad that I have found time to paint with watercolours again. I find it so relaxing, but for me it is like a ritual. I need to find the right moment, as I am always on my computer screen with lots of tasks to do.  


I feel these last weeks, I have been quite productive as I have designed some floral watercolours art prints and patterns and I have also created digital vector patterns for some of my home licensed partner. 

I also decided to open an account at  Redbubble, where there is a great artists community and I have created a shop, as I love its wide  products collection. 

As an image is worth a thousand words, I am going to show some of my newest works. Hope you like them. 




My watercolour "My flowers garden" sold on great Society6 products. Link to it, https://society6.com/product/my-flowers-gaden_print#s6-6837937p4a1v45






My watercolours artprints sold at Redbubble. Link to the pillow, goo.gl/JgsYzs

As cactus designs are trending now., I decided to paint a illustration. goo.gl/RMyFMd






Have a nice week. Hope to see you soon! 

                                                                    

My blue feathers pattern design.


       
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I want to show you my pattern “blue feathers” printed on different products. 

It is a vector pattern and the idea came to me when my son brought me a pigeon feather he had found in the park.I did another version only with grey feathers.


This is a pattern which it is licensed by several brands . It is very regarding to see it on great products and on sale. 






I have checked some products samples which I was given, and the printing looks great.





Hope customers like them as I do! 

Have a nice week, greetings from Spain. 






Ink flowers. Illustration






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HAPPY 2017! Sorry for not having writing till today!

At last my blog is working again! Last December it was impossible for me to open my blog due to a template error. I didn´t know how to solve it, as it was also Christmas time approaching, so I could not do anything, as I need my time to be with my children. I felt so heartbroken thinking that maybe I would have to make a new blog.

Luckily; my husband after talking to an expert, told me it was a silly and easy error, and just changing some code symbols in my template I could solved it! 

So glad I had not lost it and I could easily recover it!

I have bought a new appointment book and I am trying to note all my to do list for this new year. 

I think one of my best wish is to increase my licensing deals with new brands. 
So, definitely I must be more productive and try to feel concentrated and inspired for creating new and good arwork.




I have started to use Instagram these last months trying to show my hand artistic skills as I think in my personal case,  hand drawing is more valued than digital artwork.  

So great, because I feel that way I can kill two birds with one stone. I am promoting my work and at the same time this fact it has made me to come back to use my old watercolour painting box and new ink markers and to focus on creating hand artwork. 

Glad as I was contacted for two new brands which had seen my feed.



I am happy as I have been designing vector patterns for ages ,and to have breaks for taking my brushes out, it makes me feel great. 
It is very very relaxing and funny. 

See you soon!                                                        

Watercolour Illustrations. Surface pattern design.







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I have been designing geometric and floral textiles patterns digitally for years, vector ones. 
Last year I was surprised to see so many watercolors prints in everywhere, iphone cases, fashion, home products...This fact it made me think about my portfolio.


Although I studied illustration and fashion design for 5 years practicing lots of artistic painting techniques like gouaches, acrylics, oil painting, pastel when I was young, the truth it is that it has been lots of years years since I had not spent time drawing with them.

I was a little tired of spending all my time in front of my computer screen. I have been addicted to it, designing, using social media, promoting, reading tutorials, opening accounts at pod sites…I didn´t realize the big amount of time needed for all this.

Luckily, I have lost the 5 kilos I gained for having such a sedentary life!(I am going to find time to take care of my food and to be fit too)




I was worried for some weeks, thinking that nowadays artistic or handcrafted artworks made by hand, are most valued and trending than digital work and that I didn´t have watercolour prints to offer to any brand. 

Really I felt that as designer I had to have more hand, artistic work in my portfolio, to show my creativity.

The amount of artists using watercolour it is amazing, gorgeous works which show they have an absolute control of this technique. Rather frustrating trying to use watercolours knowing that I am not an expert of it.

But I thought I could use watercolors in a way it was easier for me. I thought  it would be easier for me to keep the style for children I used to have when I was younger.  Really I am happy with the results.

I enjoyed it so much painting these illustrations that I have decided to create like a serie. The worst part for me it is to scan them and clean them at photoshop, as I used a texturized paper.



But the best part of it, it is discover the fast it is for me to make a illustration, and it is so regarding  to have one finished illustration in a couple of hours.
Some of them were very fast to do as I didn´t use nor a pencil to sketch them first. 
So happy to open my horizon and to feel I can covert more styles. I am opened an account at Saatchi art web to sell this kind of illustrations outright and althought I have only  a few of them on sale, it is a very good motivation for creating many more.


By the way in July I was featured at Print &pattern blog, just with these new illustrations which it has made me very glad.




I have designed some patterns with my watercolour icons, and I would like to create many more. This is one of the latest which I have entered at a Minted gift wrap paper contest. 



Hope you like my work and to see you again!