Upcoming Event: The Sellable Sketch
We will kick off 2022 with our popular Sellable Sketch Group Study. The course begins January 10th and it will continue until February 25th. From sketch to collection! By the end of this course you will thoroughly understand what elements lead to a successful print collection, the importance of staying true to your artistic style, how to pick appropriate trends and inspiration sources for your target market, and how to develop a print from sketch to digital file in both Illustrator and Photoshop. This course includes access to WGSN.
For our first Chelsea’s Challenge of 2022 we will be focusing on nature-themed patterns for kids’ apparel for the A/W 22/23 season. The outdoors is a HUGE theme on WGSN right now for children, and encompasses camping, hiking, foraging, gardening/farming, and the idea of exploration and adventuring. Get started here!
Recording Posted: Chelsea’s LIVE One Hour Challenge
Chelsea’s one hour live event was Wednesday December 28th. If you want to participate please collect some paper (computer paper is fine) scissors, a stapler, and an X-Acto Knife if you have one. You can find the recording here.
Recording Posted: Photoshop with Sherry London
This December Sherry went over resolution and transformation in Photoshop, a very important topic for anyone using the program. You can find the link here.
Sherry’s next presentation will be on Monday January 17th at 11am Eastern.
Recording Posted: Illustrator Live with Laura Coyle
Laura’s December Illustrator Live session was held on December 14th.
She demonstrated the new motion and vector jitter brush features in Adobe Fresco and showed us the fun and simple ways you can animate your drawings using Fresco. The recording is here.
Laura’s next presentation January 25th at 11am
If you have suggestions/questions for future sessions, please add them to this thread.
Recording Posted: A Successful Spoonflower Shop with Sharon Turner of Scrummy
Sharon Turner of Scrummy held a live Q&A on December 15th to discuss using the popular print on demand website, Spoonflower. Sharon is one of Spoonflower’s best selling artists and it was so informative to find out some of her selling secrets. You can check out her website here.
Every month a Lab member’s pattern will be chosen to demonstrate different repeat techniques. Moving forward Chelsea will be selecting one file each month to put into repeat, but for the kickoff of the Repeat Feat post series, she will be demonstrating with three different files! The first one can be viewed here, the second here, and the third will be released this week–keep an eye on the All Tutorials page!
The second Repeat Feat was created with artwork by member Alice io Oglesby, you can find her Instagram right here!
Here are some of the live events happening this month. All times are Eastern and all events will be recorded.
1/3/22- Chelsea’s January Challenge Released
1/6/22- Art Critique with Melissa Schulz 1pm
1/7/22- Coloring Hour 1pm
Weekly Art Critiques. Please join the TDL community on THURSDAY at 1 PM Eastern for a live art critique. Our art critiques are fun events where Lab members come together to review artwork and ask questions about pattern design, marketing, and sales. A registration link will be emailed the morning of the critique and will also be posted in our Weekly Art Critique forum. Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.