Browsing all the amazing hand-drawn fabric designs for this week's contest–not to mention the pen, ink, and watercolor renderings for the Fabric8 contest–has gotten us pretty excited lately about designs created by hand. To my eye, there's something so organic, approachable, and just plain human about designs that are drawn and painted by hand, even after they've been turned into a digital file. The little line variations and imperfections of designs created in this way are just so compelling to me.
If your interest has been piqued by this approach to designing, too, why not enter this week's giveaway of a swank new set of Lyra Aquarelle colored pencils and a giant pad of high-quality drawing paper and get started! As always, to enter our giveaway please just leave your comment below or on the relevant Facebook post, and do include your Spoonflower screen name or other means of tracking you down easily.
Entries close next Tuesday, 5/29 at 7 pm EST, and we'll announce a winner on Wednesday, 5/30. Good luck, everyone! And while you're brushing up on your drawing skills, you might want to check out Julia Rothman's tutorial put up on Design*Sponge awhile back that shows how to turn a hand-drawn image into a repeating fabric design with just a pair of scissors and some tape. I've been sending people to this one for a couple of years now which makes it an internet oldie, I guess, but it's a very goodie.
The winner of last week's giveaway of $50 of Spoondollar credit and a copy of Handmade Weddings is Irina Elenskaya in Ukraine–congratulations, Irina!