Little Red Truck

I’ve been working on some greeting cards for a friend who loves the “little red truck”. I’m using Adobe Fresco on iPad with an Apple Pencil and water color brushes to create the artwork. I then print on recycled paper and hand-finish the card with embossing, edge aging, and a fancy cut front edge that I designed in Cricut Design Space. I have posted them for sale on my Etsy site.

Little Red Truck card
Little Red Truck with flowers
Little Red Truck with animals
Little Red Truck with presents

I’m working on more variations as well!


Logo contest

I had a logo contest pop up on my feed for Lacewing Creative Retreat, and decided since I love crafts and a place to dedicate time to finishing a craft seems like a fabulous idea, I would submit a design. I made the top five! They are having FB fans make the final call on their page.

My logo design submission


This week’s prompt was “Monarch” from Inktober52. I can see the name of the butterfly in the patterns of the wings, so I used an Apple Pencil with Adobe Fresco to bring out the letters. This graphic was done mostly with a vector brush (the background is watercolor brushes) because I can see using this on other projects and I want the resolution as flexible as possible.

Monarch graphic created in Adobe Fresco with an Apple Pencil


Doorway word art created in Adobe Fresco

For the Inktober52 prompt “doorway” I went back to my word art theme. I learned quite a bit on this piece, most importantly, if you are filling a pixel layer, you can avoid the artifacts (stray background color), by adjusting the fill settings. So much easier than cleaning up the artifacts with a brush! (I still like vector graphics better, but this was a good exercise.) I made the first door, then made duplicates of the layer and adjusted the accessories of each door. And, because all those doorways are slightly creepy (or maybe that is just my mood this week), I had to do another version with the creep factor increased. Which door did you choose?

Doorway word art version two


I’m combining two prompts again: “Newt” and “ink”. To satisfy the ink aspect, I looked for an ink brush in Adobe Fresco and settled on the “natural inker”. This brush has an interesting texture that I don’t normally associate with ink drawings, but I liked it. I did start with a “pencil” brush sketch, then made each element a different layer using different sizes of the same ink brush (so if I didn’t like an element, it was easily removed or shifted). I did use the circle ruler to make my circles nice.

“Newt in ink” digital drawing done in Adobe Fresco with an Apple Pencil