Sunday, December 6, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Hello dear friends,
How are you? Just thought of sharing with you some of my newest designs in Kessinhouse.
This geometrical design, 'Bright Squares in Blue', was originally made by my daughter 4 years ago, sometimes in June 2011! I love her designs very much. I thought of giving it a new life... I made this design in three different colour ways.
Bright Squares in Blue--- http://kessinhouse.com/collections/nandita-singhbright-squares-blue
Bright Squares in Coral--- http://kessinhouse.com/collections/nandita-singhbright-squares-coral
Now, while talking of going back in the past in search of some old designs, I found this paisley-shaped motifs in black and white. I added a few more details. Then tried out some candy colours to it too!
All the links of the original designs are in bold RED colours. Click the link to go to the original pages.
Boho in Black and White---- http://kessinhouse.com/collections/nandita-singh-boho-in-black-and-white
Boho in multicolour--- http://kessinhouse.com/collections/nandita-singhboho-in-multicolour
You can see the full range of products in my Kessinhouse store.
Have a lovely day!
Monday, October 19, 2015
Updated my ETSY shop with some new digital downloadable papers for your craft work projects!
Some 'Indian' inspired instant downloadable papers in two colourways-- 'Pink and Green', and 'Bright Pink and Purple'.
AND, some Christmas papers in classic 'Red and Green'...
Have a lovely week!
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
You know sometimes I think that each and every drawing/design has a story to tell. And, today I am going to share with you the story behind this print that I made some 2 years ago for Society6 store...
I remember well, it was when I thought of doing something different from what I usually created ( paisleys and other delicate floral) for my blog, that this design came into my mind. I started with some lines, wavy lines. And now what? My brain ran in all directions but no better idea came as to what to do with these waves! OK, let's try this and I started filling those spaces between the 'waves' with some 'jump patterns'... Now, you know what exactly a 'jump pattern' is, isn't it? Well, the preschoolers are taught how to write their first alphabets and here these different ways of writing comes handy. 'Jump patterns' are a good way to try when they have to learn how to write the letters-- 'n', 'm', etc. So, I filled all the blank spaces with these jumping patten and was as happy as a kid! Wow!
Now comes the main part of designing--- naming your pattern! OH GOD! I can't name it 'JUMP PATTERN! Oh, no no, never. I mean, just imagine, anyone visits my Society6 store to buy a print called 'jump'... Grrrr... a good name, a good name for my newest pattern...
Well, then I remembered my Facebook friends and I showed them this print in all the colourways, and asked them to name it. YES! I had to do this. It was impossible for my mind alone to think of a suitable name for this kind of abstract pattern... (You can read the full post here--- http://nanditark-lifeiscrafty.blogspot.in/2013/09/sahara-desert.html
Hmmm..., I still remember someone telling it--- 'Waves', 'The ups and downs of our design career', Sand dunes in a desert--- Sahara Desert'... and so on.
I liked the idea of Sahara Desert, and named my print, and made it available for sale in my store on variety of products. The print looks lovely on all the products. But on a dress..???
Dress? I never imagined what a dress would look with this print. But you see it looks pretty! Yes, my 'Sahara Desert' print is available as a beautiful dress in Anthropologie as a dress.
More colour options available in Society6.
You can still buy this pattern as products of your choice from Society6 store.
If you are a buyer, and want to see this pattern in one of your products then please contact me...
Thank you so much!
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Pretty notebooks for you... Please see the entire collection here--- KESSInHouse
''Enhance your writing and journal your thoughts with these gorgeously artistic notebooks! Show off your artistically inclined style while also being productive at work, in class, or just for fun! With an elastic band to keep all of your notes contained, this is sure to be the perfect item for your desk. Be sure to never lose your page with the ribbon book mark attached to the notebook.
Hardcover book bound 80 page notebook, measures 8" x 5.5"
Ribbon bookmark attached to never lose a page. Elastic band closure..''
Friday, July 17, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
How are you? I'm perfectly fine.
Yes, I know its been a long time since I posted anything here in my 'BLOG-LOVELY-BLOG!!!
Today I have something special and something new here, very new. Today I'm going to share a brand new pattern + a step-by-step guide (tutorial) too. Yeah!
I know this process is very simple but it is always good to start with simple motifs and simple designs (and simple process) if you are a beginner.
OK, many of you (designers) already know about Adobe Illustrator. I have made this pattern in AI (Adobe Illustrator) with the help of only one tool--- BLOB Brush tool!
But I must tell you that this is not the only method to create patterns in AI. There are other ways and other tools too. And not to forget the tradition way of drawing... pencil and paper!
So, lets get started---
You will find this tool just below the Paintbrush tool. If you can't see the tools, no problem. Just go to WINDOW>TOOLS.
Step one- Open a new document (art board) in AI. Click 'File>New and choose the art-board size of your choice. I took 4in x 4in square.
Click on the BLOB Brush tool and draw a flower, a simple freehand flower.
Now click on the Direct Selection tool (white arrow) and select the inner outline of your flower (not the outer outline). Click the delete button and WOW you have completely filled the flower in a solid colour, no outline to be seen. Actually, with this process you remove the inner white space and fill the object completely. Now you have a flower motif in two ways-- outline and filled! I took the 'filled' ones for my pattern.
Draw a star-shaped icon and remove the white space with the same process as you did with the flower motif.
Now choose a lovely colour palette for your flowers. This part is my favourite. I love colours. I selected some Spring/Summer colours here.
Want to experiment more with your motif? Add a few details and dots to it, again, with the Blob Brush!
Well, I was not very satisfied with the flowers. It seemed to me that something was missing in them... Ummm... yes, some more details needed. I added a few drop-shapes in them and now it looks complete.
Arrange these flowers to make a pattern, overlapping, sometimes, if needed.
And, here you have a colourful floral pattern in seamless repeat for home furnishing, kids' wall paper, pillows, dresses, wrapping papers and other stationery products...
That was fun creating a pattern, isn't it? What do you think of this pattern, and where would you like to see this?
Got any questions or any other queries about creating patterns,..? Please mail me!
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Hello dear friends!
In my last post I shared with you the happy news of my joining the 'Patternbank Studio'. 8 of my patterns have been accepted and included in their Premium area, and two have been accepted in their Stock area --- 'Pink City' and 'Full of Fun'.
You can see the patterns here.
Monday, April 27, 2015
YAY! Good news!
My designs have been accepted by Patternbank...
I know how hard it is to keep a secret. I have been waiting for almost two weeks to get this news that I have been accepted as a designer in the Patternbank Studio.
And then I uploaded my first 6 designs (one of them was not selected), but the amazing part is that 5 of the designs were selected to be sold in their Premium section. Wow. Dream come true...
Have a lovely week ahead. See you all very soon :)
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Playing with some new hand-drawn patterns. This pattern is available in bright and beautiful Spring colours, and all the cutest colours you would have thought...
These are for fashion fabrics, stationery products, gift wraps, and wall papers, etc. The production files are available in Ai and high-quality Jpeg formats.
Please contact me if you want to buy it outright or want to license it for your products.
Have a great day!