Here’s a pattern I completed at some point over the semester. I want to start updating this blog a little more frequently now that this graduation thing is done. Plus, over the next week I’ll be prepping things I want to sell at CAKE in Chicago this June. I’ll share more details later, and I look forward to sharing some of the stuff I’ve been working on!
Hooray! Got my fabrics in today. Very cool to see my designs on cotton canvas…lots more work to do on this project though! #pattern #art #artofig #instaart #artistsofig #artistsontumblr #patterndesign #illustration #wip #workinprogress #process #textile #patches #draw #drawing #linework #lgal #lightgreyart #lightgreyartlab #caivail #vsco
Llew Mejia grew up traveling between Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Naturally these two cultures had their effect on the illustrator and designer. Mejia says, “I saw a lot of Mexican folk artisans growing up and always admired their work ethic and master brush control.” Though the illustrator’s inspiration is not limited to these two countries. He is influenced by the world and says, “I take what I like and add it to my visual library.” This ‘library’ includes books on magic and the supernatural, in addition to scientific specimens.
Oddly enough, Mejia first went to school to become a plastic surgeon. “Which is hilarious,” he says “because I’m the polar opposite of that now. I guess they both work with their hands in a meticulous way?” I think the message here is not to be afraid of changing your path completely because the result can be quite beautiful.
You can follow Mejia on Tumblr here and Mango Popsicle on Facebook here.
I’ll have some of these ‘Dante’s Inferno’ prints for sale next Saturday and Sunday at Brighton Illustration Fair - looks like there’s going to be lots of talented and interesting artists taking part so you should definitely come if you live nearby :D