Kawaii Sushi Patterns. I created this series of cute and yummy “Kawaii Sushi Patterns” for joining “Spoonflower’s” pattern design contest. This is the first time I join this kind of competition however I’ve heard a lot of good things about “Spoonflower” and I’ve always wanted to join their competition and finally I’ve been able to find some time to prepare and join their “Kawaii Sushi” contest. I found out about this competition through my Pink Punch art collective colleague.
I had great fun designing these cute little yummy sushi characters. They all have their own characters and personalities. It’s very hard to choose which one is my favourite but I do rally like the “Artist Roll”. He is the one with a slice of radish and a chive on his head and he has a moustache. I also really like the prawn tempura roll with the prawn sticking out of his head. He’s really cute but honestly, I love all of them.
This year I’ve introduced myself to pattern design and so far what I’ve created I really like but I would really like to spend more time developing more patterns in the new year. I’ve always loved drawing motifs no matter what the topic. I’m even thinking about learning textiles at college so I can learn more about creating patterns but also how to turn my patterns into physical items.
I haven’t had a chance to write any blog posts about my latest works and projects. I had a relatively quiet summer then mid September Snapchat came along and I’ve been full steam ahead with them. I’m also working on my first children’s book with a Taiwanese publisher. I have to complete the whole book by June 2018 and I’m both excited and nervous about it. Books are a huge amount of work but unlike the cookbooks I had published before it seems this publisher really wants to push our book so it could involve me going back to Taiwan at some point to do some PR work. It would be great to go home anyway as I haven’t been home for several years now.
So far with the book we’ve gone through three rounds of changes and discussions but I’ve finally been given the “green light” to finalise all my illustrations, which is brilliant news! If you don’t see me update my website it’s not because I’m not working, it’s because I’m too busy, which is by no means a complaint, I love being busy. The busier the better.
So stay tuned, I will share more of my projects with you soon!