Creative Mondays 19 – Stickers
“What is Creative Mondays?
Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.
So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”
This week’s creative work was part of a competition that I entered (a bit last minute) and something I thought would be a little fun to do for a change. I discovered the competition on the always inspirational Abduzeedo site and in partnership with Sticker Robot and Hydro74 the task was to simply create a black and white sticker design. The sky’s the limit!
I wanted to try and flex my illustrator muscle here and went with two very different styles. The Geek was fun to create just letting the concept flow after an initial sketch and the detail in the dragon took me right up to the deadline but for a first attempt I’m pretty pleased with the results. Even if they don’t get selected I’d like to see them as stickers so I may get them printed.
I find it’s always a good idea to take part in these community competitions as it pushes you to see what you can come up with to a deadline. Also there’s a ton of inspirational work from the other artists entering their designs/illustrations!
Oh and you can check out all the entries on the Sticker Robot Flickr pool. Some really top notch work!