Welcome to the new Ride a Wave Design website!
We’ve given the website a complete makeover giving it that lovely ‘new car smell’. With the success of our comic con stall we have updated and expanded the shop section of our website. The site is now a lot slicker, more streamlined, more efficient, more UX friendly and every other web design keyword we can think of.
We’re quite happy with the new look, hopefully it works better on mobile devices too. Drop us a line if you have any thoughts on the new site!
I’ve added a pet portrait section to my website selling pet portraits made in my cartoon style. You can find them here, if you don’t see your breed of dog or particular pet you can get in touch and I’ll create a personalised pet portrait for you.
These pet cartoons make great gifts for any animal lover out there.
I have designed these cute cartoon food pin badges which are selling really well on my market stall. They make a cheap gift which bring a smile to childrens and adults alike. They’re also available in my online store in packs of five: View Here
This is some concept art I did for a comic book. Available as an art print here: Space Scene Illustration Print
As some of you may know last weekend was my first market stall selling my illustrations at Spinningfields in Manchester. The weeks running up to the stall were spent getting my artwork together, sending everything to the printers, organising how the stall with look, packaging everything and making it look at professional as possible.
The hardest part however was that this was the first time I’ve put my personal work on display to the general public. This isn’t even a specialist gallery or exhibition, in my mind it was scarier because anyone walking past on the street can see and judge my work. I’m usually quite an introverted person so this is the first time I’ve allowed my work to be opened up to criticism or praise from not only my friends and illustrator peers but anyone who happens to be walking through the market.
The thought of getting negative comments about my personal work is a lot scarier when in person than a comment on Facebook so it took a lot of courage to take the initial leap. Thankfully reaction to my work has been extremely positive, I was able to get feedback on which items and designs people like best in a much more direct way than on social media. Sales were better than I expected and now the hardest part is over I’ll be able to expand my stall and focus more on what people like best.
Getting negative criticism to your face is a scary thought while you have all your personal work on display in front of you but even if I got a negative comment it’s all subjective so if/when that happens I’ll just remember the praise my work has got from so many people.
Thanks everyone who showed their support, my next stall will be on Sunday 30th April at Didsbury Makers Market!
I’ll be selling my artwork as prints, greeting cards, mugs, stickers, badges and more at The Makers Market in Spinningfields on 14th and 15th April. It’s my first market stall so come down and say hi!
I’ve added two new cartoon mug designs to my online shop. Both come well presented in a neatly designed box so make a perfect gift for any lover of coffee, tea, cats or ummmmm…mugs. Click on an image to go to the shop!
I have updated the illustration shop on my website. There is now the ability to buy directly from my website using PayPal, I have added a basic shopping basket section so multiple items can be added at checkout. There’s still the ability to buy from Etsy but directing people to my website is ideal.
New items added to my store include new art prints and new greeting card designs.
I’ve also added some original illustrations for sale, these are small hand drawn sketches that come in a small frame.
Have a look and let me know what you think!
Hey guys, my cartoon zombie hamster design is now available as an art print, t-shirt and greeting card! I thought I’d put all three together here in one place.
Prepare yourself for the inevitable zombie hamster apocalypse!
I’ve added a new coffee mug design to Redbubble, available here: Ride a Wave Redbubble Shop