Tag Archives: pattern

Quick Tips # 2 – Changing a Pattern’s Background Color

There are several ways to adapt a pattern to the project you’re working on. One of the most hassle free options would be a simple background color change.
Easy as it may sound though (and it really is!), there are a few steps to follow to make sure you get the desired result.
If in doubt, check [...]

Quick Tips #1 – Adjusting a Pattern’s Size and Repeats for Final Printing

Ever so often I do receive requests from clients with varying levels of expertise in editing vector graphics asking me how to accomplish some simple but key changes before they can apply my designs in their projects. With this crowd in mind and taking to the heart the maxim that "a picture is worth a [...]

Fabric Contest At Spoonflower

Ever wanted to see or have the chance to purchase one of LittleLion’s designs on fabric? Better yet… how about winning 5 yards of quilting-weight cotton fabric featuring LittleLion Studio’s "Flower’s Scent" pattern for FREE?!? Yes, you heard me… for FREE!! Well, you just might, with a bit of effort [...]

Meanwhile

Hello earthlings, fear not, LittleLion is still here and still pumping, so don’t write us off just yet! ;-) The short absence is justifiable, read through if you will.

As most of you know by now, LittleLion Studio started as a hobby and as such, without rules, guidelines, best-practices and methods. [...]

Moonbeams In A Starry Night

It is funny how the mind plays tricks on us. When we dream everything is so clear, so real and maybe it is… what is reality after all? Yet, when we wake up the brain starts to flush away those memories and what once was so absolutely vivid becomes blurred and vanishes [...]

Need For Speed

"Au-au!" or "woof-woof!" as it is probably more suitable. Either way this is the story of a dog whom had "the need, the need for speed!". That is one reckless dog for sure. I tried to warn him about the consequences of all his crazy adventures… I told him "son, your [...]

Breezy Meadows

Designing floral patterns for a baby collection is a highly subjective thing to do. Do flowers and floral arrangements really have an applicable,  predetermined age range

from a commercial standpoint? I would guess the answer is no, but a "no" which goes both ways: one can easily apply a supposedly "baby" floral [...]

O Barquinho

"Dia de luz, festa de sol e um barquinho a deslizar no macio azul do mar. Tudo é verão e o amor se faz, num barquinho pelo mar que desliza sem parar…"Calm oceans, smooth sailing, clear skies, endless shades of blue. A gentle breeze warmed up by a soft bright sun. Is the rocking of [...]

Bubbly Bear

"Bubbly Bear" is the second installment of the "Baby Prints" collection which, as the name suggests, caters for the ever growing "baby" market segment.
Talking about colors at this point would be an exercise in futility, so instead, I would simply like to share with you a bit of my reasons and [...]

Queen Of Dots

So here it is. The first of a series of prints for all things baby: The "Queen Of Dots". From onesies to the nursery’s wallpaper, from birth announcements to cute blankets, the application of this print is as broad as your imagination.
Since several of my "baby" designs end up in children [...]

Baby Prints

The seventh and last in the series of Baby Prints focused on this market segment has just been launched! Head over to "Moombeams In A Starry Night" and join me in the wanders of baby’s dream… [release post]

The sixth in the series of Baby Prints focused on this market segment has just been launched! Head [...]

Swan Lake

Nature, in its infinite wisdom, is by all means the greatest of all designers and among her designs (yes, nature must be a she!) is our notion of beauty which is not better nor worse than any other species’. It’s just ours.

Armed with this notion, I consider many animals beautiful in [...]

Repeats And Colorways

A few days ago on "Mosaic Forest" and "The Stationery Position" posts I briefly touched two especially important topics for seamless pattern design which I would like discuss a little further, if I may: repeats and colorways.
One of the limitations imposed on microstock clients while deciding upon which seamless pattern to pick, is the [...]

Mosaic Forest

In the brick and mortar world, I have been asked several times about how my images come to existence so I decided to unashamedly assume you would like to hear about it as well. This is how the process unfolds…In all fairness, each image has its own story and a different set [...]

Wallaboo

Every one who has ever worked servicing clients directly carries a bag of horror stories to tell. In my case that couldn’t be farthest from the truth since I have been blessed with great clients in the skin of some awesome people.
One such person is Jose Kok, founder of the Dutch company Wallaboo, specialized in [...]

Crochet-ing

As I said in my last post, it is really hard to find out where my stuff ends up being applied (and under which license), but when I do, most times, I am happy to report, they are used in items I wouldn’t mind have sitting in the living room, lying on the bed, hanging [...]

Leaves 20 Seamless Pattern Set

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Silence Is Golden

Silence is golden. Really! When working from home, one must learn to make do with the resources available at hand, unless of course, the will and the wallet are high and deep, respectively. My very own challenge was reaching silence nirvana but happily, solution was just an "adventure" away… [↓]

The [...]

Asanoha, an “Ode to Japan”

Not unusually, throughout time we get accustomed to symbols, glyphs and patterns so easily to the point of shamelessly ignoring their [...]