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I was so excited when I received a request to create simple poppy flowers and leaves pattern for my wonderful customer Hessa Bags a while ago. Why was I so excited? Because it was meant to be my first vector repeat pattern to be embroidered on a product!!! Yay! 🙂 – I always wanted that to happen!
Here are two amazing bags that were released recently and I waited until I received my designer’s sample in the mail to show you how cool they are. If you are seeing this in January 2018, both bags are currently on sale on Hessa’s wesbite.read more
In this video, I talk about my results report: how focusing on my health helped me grow my creative business in the year 2017. You can say that it is a report on my 2017 new year resolutions, even though I made them before New Year 🙂 I share how I grew my online business in 2017 in an unexpected way – by focusing on my health first and understanding the importance of self-care and follow through.read more
Here is a little pattern holiday story that taught me a "design" lesson 😉 My 4-year-old daughter, my husband and I were decorating our Christmas tree. She really liked the tiny red ornaments (they are in the picture above) and was so excited to put hang them...read more
I’ve been reading again 2 of textile design books that I own and decided to share them with you.read more
Video + Bonus Tracker: How I’ve been running my online business for 10 years with chronic migraine headaches.
I have been receiving many amazing emails from you, my creative friends, and many of you have been sharing your story of health limitations and your goals to create a business that would create income despite an unstable health situation. I can really relate to that as I, myself, have been living with moderate chronic migraine headaches since childhood. I know this is not a regular topic on this website, as it is all about textile design business, but I feel it is such an important impact on my life and my work as an artist and a business owner, that I want to share it.read more
How I found a Best Buy product with my design on it. Textile designer story. I was so excited that day... It is always so cool to see your artwork in real life. It makes me happy to see my pattern designs or illustrations on products even...read more
Video: How to test your trimmed vector repeat pattern design with this awesome Adobe Illustrator action
In this video, I talk about how to test your trimmed vector repeat pattern design with this one awesome Adobe Illustrator action that I created myself many years ago. I am so happy to share a step-by-step method how I check my cropped vector repeat pattern designs for mistakes after creating a file.
If you are creating vector repeat pattern designs and trimming them for microstock use, and want to learn how to test your trimmed vector repeat pattern design with this awesome Adobe Illustrator action, then this video is for you.read more
Today I am inviting you into my home studio and sharing my the main tools I use for digital textile design work. Of course, I have other tools, like sketchbooks and pencils, watercolors and acrylic paints, but the topic of this particular video and blog post is a collection of essential tools for your digital textile design studio.read more
If you are learning what are 3 most common repeat pattern mistakes and how to fix them in Adobe Illustrator CC, then this video is for you.read more
Video: The difference between Paintbrush and Blob Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator. How to use Blob Brush.
In this video, I talk about using Blob Brush Tool and Paintbrush Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC for vector repeat pattern design and textile design and I also create a vector repeat pattern design featuring leaves drawn using Blob Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC. If you want to learn the difference between Brush and Blob Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator and how to use Blob Brush to create vector artwork for sale at microstock websites, then this video is for you.read more
Video series: How to create floral vector repeat pattern with roses from reference photo and make many versions of it in Adobe Illustrator
In this video series, I wanted to show my process of making vector repeat pattern and how to use one pattern to create many versions of it including repeating borders really fast. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂read more
Up to this point, I created more than 5000 vector repeat patterns and worked on more than 58 freelance surface pattern design projects. In this video, I talk about the steps involved in any textile design or surface pattern design freelance project, how to work with a freelance textile designer based on my own research and experience, and 9 steps of a freelance project.read more
Hi. I am Oksancia – a vector artist and surface pattern designer. In this live stream, I go through all the steps of creating a pineapple vector repeat pattern design in Adobe Illustrator CC.
What I do – the process:
– Create a reference photo of a pineapple.
– Make the drawings in a few versions of the main elements.
– Put together a repeat composition.
– Trim the composition to create a seamless pattern tile.
– Test the repeat pattern to find potential problems with composition and design.
I am very happy to announce that the first book illustrated by me was published in the USA! Yay! 🙂 It is called Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. The author of the poem is Melissa Everitt. The publisher is Flowerpot Press. I made all the artwork. So excited!!!read more
Video: How To Draw Vector Tropical Leaves and Flowers Directly In Adobe Illustrator + Giveaway Winner
In this video, I announce a giveaway winner and show you how I draw vector tropical leaves and flowers directly in Adobe Illustrator CC with no sketch and how I create vector repeat patterns with them.read more
Oksana, Owner of Oksancia.com
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