Happy February! I’ve been spending most of the past month quietly chugging away at the New Comic. At this stage, I’ve finished a first draft and am going over absolutely everything to get it looking more polished. Also, not yet done with the cover.
Here’s a quick preview of how it’s looking now:
…which reminds me, the comic will be in colour! I’m keeping it pretty simple for now, but am excited about it. The story for this one felt very different to a lot of the work I’ve been doing over the past year, and in a way it felt more like a return to my roots. It’s kind of exciting.
But in between all that busyness, I nearly ran out of time to do something for Valentine’s Day! (Well, sort of – if you follow me on Instagram you’ll see some of the miniature fake sweets I’ve been playing with. But they’re a bit harder to download.) So here’s something for other people who haven’t prepared for it either. I think it’s appropriately last minute for us.
Free download: Heart patterned giftwrap
Quick and dirty gift wrap pattern! For wrapping! You could potentially use it as a card, but that might look a little too lazy.
At least it’s a pattern you can use at any time of the year!
Actually, I changed my mind. They were designed for gift wrap, but I think you could do more interesting things with them. Like origami. Or paper sculptures. Let me know if you do!
Design 1: Chocolate and pink!
Just the sweet colours for a sweet occasion. Get the printable A4 version here.
Design 2: Black hearts on white
For a cooler, more modern feel. Get the printable A4 version here.
Design 3: White hearts on black
For the even more sophisticated gift recipient. Or someone who likes black better. Get the printable A4 version here.
Preview of what’s next – Lunar New Year goodies!
Okay, so I have been pretty apathetic on the Valentine’s Day front. But I’m preparing something else for the Lunar New Year…
If you haven’t finished your hongbao (or angbao, depending on your preference!) prep yet, come back next week – I’ll have some red packet patterns for you to print, fold and give away! Or keep.