September 28, 2021

Scrappy Buddies

Having spent a lot of time drawing my Friends characters, I decided I needed a change – not only to make some younger-looking kids, but also as a creative challenge to myself.  I’ll be the first to admit my OCD-tendencies, but this clipart journey has already got me believing I can do things I didn’t know I had in me.  All along I told Julie that I don’t really do “cute”, but with so many products now behind me, and me feeling more confident in my abilities, I …

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Space Rockets and Solar System Clipart

Yeah, finally finished!  I’ve just completed my latest space sets, Space Planets and Rocket Clipart and Space Paper / Backgrounds Clipart. I had done a Solar System set a number of months age, which looked like this: And so to add to the solar system and planets collection, I’ve put together more planets, other cosmic images, UFOs, a space station, a satellite, and space shuttle & rocket images.  Here’s what that clipart set looks like: With this clipart set I’ve included a background of stars.  So I’ve also put …

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Space Buddies

Continuing my Buddies series, I’ve just finished Buddies in Space!  I’ve always loved space – studying the planets and stars when I was (much) younger.  And yes, was even alive and somewhat remember when the Apollo space program went to the moon!So, as I’ve started working on this series of clipart, I thought it would be fun to do a set of space images.  I already have a planet / solar system set of clipart I put together a couple of months ago so now I have a …

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Backpack Buddies Clipart

Who doesn’t like backpacks?  All kids have them, all kids use them.  Backpacks are ubiquitous in school. (Yeah, I used ubiquitous – good word, huh?)So, my latest Buddies set has them wearing backpacks!  This clipart is a great addition to any Back to School type product (or school supplies), as well as general images with kids in school.  I’ve created a couple of sets – boy and girl each – one from the front, one from the side, and I added an extra image of one of the …

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Movie and Film Buddies

Now that it’s summer movie season, I was motivated to complete a new clip art set that I’ve been tinkering with for a while.  I first had the idea while looking at reference images (collecting movie-themed objects) that I would do a set related to the movies.  But then when I started the “Buddies” series with smiling faces, I had the inspiration for completing the set.For the two kids, I started with the red chairs, then the sitting bodies, then added the faces I wanted, and then finally …

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Sketchy Bugs and Insects

I’ve been working on this product for a little while.  Every time I get a little tired of drawing people or some of the more intricate, realistic-looking pieces, I sketch out a bug or insect for a little break.  So this set was a lot of fun to do and is a little more creative than most of my other sets.  I played a lot with colors, different wing colors and crazy bug colors, but ended up with most of them being close to their actual colors as …

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Turning Heads …

You never know what’s gonna come next.  Yeah, I’ve got a list a mile long of clipart to be drawn, but as I’ve started the new Buddies series I’m coming up with some new ideas of clipart I haven’t seen in other sets.  I saw this idea in a reference image, and decided this would be my next set.Certainly, the views from the front and back were easiest to draw, and the profile views (1/2 turn right and 1/2 turn left) were fairly easy.  But the 1/4 and …

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Teachers Night Out Boston

No, I’m not a teacher (but I’m married to one!) … but I still want to support New England’s teachers!  So, I contributed two coupons for any 3 products in my TPT store: Sounds like it was a fun night for the teachers at Patriots Place in Foxboro, MA – especially from all of the Instagram photos I saw! (Julie is 3rd from the right in the back row …)Sounds like not a lot of bowling was done, but the teachers had a great time, and I was …

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Buddies: New Student and Teacher Faces Clipart

Introducing “Buddies” – these fun faces are going to be new characters in upcoming clipart sets.  Yes, they have big heads and smiling faces, but will also be able to work better in sets for younger elementary-age products than my “Friends” series. Here is the first set, Student Heads / Faces Clipart: And here is the Teacher Heads / Faces Clipart set: To introduce the series I’ve included 2 more student faces and 1 additional teacher face as a ***FREEBIE *** !!!  Here is the cover of the …

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Super Hero Outlines

I’m loving doing the outlines – it’s great when you get feedback from people who have never seen clip art like these anywhere else.  Also got a nice note from someone who was looking for a green kangaroo – and I’m the only store that had one!The children outlines have been a great success (you can find the post here: Outlines as Clipart) so I got the idea to make a Super Hero set, partially from the Teachers Pay Teachers “Teachers are Super Heroes” promotion and partially from …

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