Only 11 more daily designs to go! I have always been inspired by the creative department at Starbucks. They particularly do some great work for promotions around the holidays. Today’s free desktop background is inspired by my mornin’ cup of joe!
You are free to download the desktop backgrounds for personal use. Click on the image in this post to link to the full sized image. Enjoy!
I forgot to post my design yesterday! Aagh! I can’t believe it. This is a follow up to the pocket watch design from Friday. I did do this design yesterday with the intention of publishing it on time so I feel that I have not missed my goal. It will be the revised icon for The Grannie Project based in the Philadelphia area. The Grannie Project is a rescue organization dedicated to helping senior pets.
This illustration was my last one in the Bonsai Empire series. I was not sure what to expect when I started the creation process for this one, and frankly I was getting tired of illustrating bonsai at this point. But, this is by far my favorite of the 15. The style is called Sharimiki, characterized by large areas of deadwood along the trunk of the tree. You can see all 15 illustrations at Bonsai Empire’s website here.
Much better time ion the computer this evening. Turned out to be some corrupted elements in the file I was working on yesterday. Here is another bonsai tree. This style is called raft, or ikadabuki. The style reflects a tree that has fallen but survived by reestablishing its root system and issuing branches upward like several individual trees.