Hello and welcome to my final Christmas Advent update. For new readers, I’ve been counting down to Christmas with an advent challenge hosted by FourCornersArtCollective on Instagram. Search the hashtag on Instagram for #fourcornersartcollective and you’ll see lots of other amazing designs by artists from all over the world. You can find mine here ZaraMartinaDesigns.

Starting where I left off, is day 17, 18 and 19. Crackers, candles and doves. I love the simplicity of the dove design and can see this on many products.


Next up was day 20 and 21. A ‘festive message’ and ‘Robins’. With these designs, I created the festive message and then took elements from this and used in my Robin design. I’ve displayed the two together below in a room mock-up. Originally the festive message had a white background but I decided to add a blue watercolor background for the purpose of the mock-up to have a contrast between the two designs. These mock-ups are available from Creative Market and have a choice of 12 photos, you will have to edit in Photoshop to place your designs in.

Following on now with the final days are day 22, 23 and 24 which brings my advent challenge to a close.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing and reading about my advent challenge. I’ve had a lot of fun and also added to my portfolio..bonus! Next year I’d like to be able to do the same.

Moving on to something less Christmassy now…Mock-ups. My regular readers will know that I like to create my own product mock-ups but I’ve not done a very good job of uploading them to my store to share with you. So I’m starting to put together a selection of mock-ups suitable for surface pattern designers and illustrators. Take a look at some of the mock-ups here: https://gumroad.com/zaramartina


Mock-up Store


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Teddy Mock-up


Finally, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, have fun!

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