I don’t doodle often anymore but when I do, my fun meter (not unlike the ones in the life simulation game “Sims”) goes up and results in happy.
Our personal devices nowadays whether it’s your phone, notebook or laptop, are such integral parts of us that it’s natural for people to want them to be as unique and individualized as they are. It’s not unlike the self expression found in personal style, and it can be so much fun finding the perfect phone case or in this case, just creating your own. CASEAPP and I got together for this collaboration and I think fireworks a la Disneyland style were going off in my brain.
I don’t own a mainstream smart phone so cases and skins were unavailable; I chose to design something for my beloved Macbook Air instead which had been bare up until now.
I decided to go for a girl in a gown that’s both simple and dramatic with a long hem to drag across the surface of the cover which I felt would give the design a bit of balance.
I sketched her up in a notebook in pencil and transferred her to marker paper.
I wanted the design to be statement through simplicity so I inked her with a brush pen that gave me good variation between thick and thin line weights on marker paper.
I did a few variations before landing on the final product. I scanned her in to my computer and live traced her with Illustrator to do some clean up work. I was worried they wouldn’t be able to get all the fine details to print but there was nothing to worry about – my order came in about 2 weeks and it looked gorgeous!
In addition to custom iPhone cases and laptop skins, CASEAPP is an online destination for gorgeous case and skins for phones and personal tech like laptops and tablets. They have a ton of beautiful pre-made designs if you’re not feeling up to creating your own; some of my favorite designs are:
I’m giving away a case or laptop skin ($40 voucher) of your choosing with CASEAPP to one lucky winner! All you have to do to enter is follow me on Instagram below; all other entries can be used to boost your chances of winning. If you’re already following me, just drop your IG name and enter anyway! 😉
I’m making my custom fashion illustration design you see here available as part of the giveaway as well – if you win and would like my design on a case or skin, let me know and I’ll place the design on to the product of your choice!
This giveaway is open for two weeks; winner will be announced on Monday, 3/28. In the mean time, use “TYPENU20” for 20% off an order! Good luck!!
Thanks again to CASEAPP for this collaboration!