Pusspins stickers on InstaSize

I was approached earlier this year by the guys at Munkee Apps to design a sticker pack for InstaSize, an app that lets you fit your photos on Instagram without cropping (among other things). I’ve never heard of InstaSize up until that point, but apparently it’s a very popular app across the iOS and Android platforms and I do notice my Instagram friends using it. InstaSize not only lets you fit photos; it can collage, add labels, filters, and backgrounds to your images as well. I was using 4 or 5 other apps to do these things prior to learning about InstaSize, so it was a relief to ditch the other apps in favor of one app that can do it all.

Now InstaSize has just come out with an iOS update that includes adding sticker overlays to your photos and that’s where my involvement comes in. Remember my pet project, Pusspins? No? That’s ok, I haven’t been able to devote as much time to it as I should. Anyway, I came up with 30 stickers for a Pusspins sticker pack available for download within InstaSize.

Pusspins stickers for InstaSize
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A closer look:

Pusspins stickers for InstaSize
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Pusspins stickers for InstaSize
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InstaSize is available for free on the App Store. Look for InstaSize – Post Entire Photos on Instagram (developer: Munkee Apps). Once downloaded, open the app, take a photo or load an existing one from your gallery, and scroll to the right to get to the stickers.

Pusspins stickers for InstaSize
The Pusspins sticker pack is $1.99.

 

Pusspins stickers for InstaSize
Sticker interface

The stickers in action:

Pusspins stickers for InstaSize

Pusspins stickers for InstaSize
My cats, Tiger and Sushi

Having my illustrations be available as stickers is a dream project of mine so it’s great to have been given the chance to do just that. Thanks to the team at Munkee Apps for making it happen!

Pusspins stickers for InstaSize

Instasize on the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instasize/id576649830
Pusspins website: http://www.pusspins.com

Ahoy there!

So much for trying to post regularly. It’s hard to find things to share when you have nothing to show since your projects are still unreleased / under NDA (non-disclosure agreement).

This one I can show you though. I’m working on a nautical-themed collection. I already made one last year:

Nautical collection - May 2013
May 2013

 

I’m not really happy with it, though. The color palette is all over the place. So I decided to start from scratch and make a new version with a more thought-out, more cohesive, and less primary color palette.

Nautical collection - March 2014
March 2014
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See what a more structured color palette can do? It instantly changes and dictates the art’s intended audience. If the old nautical collection looks more suited for K-Mart (SM Department Store if local), this new one gives more of a The Land of Nod vibe (Hobbes and Landes may be the closest local counterpart). I hope. Haha.

You will see I reused some elements from the old collection and changed a few things. I noticed my style has been subtly changing and evolving lately (which is good! You don’t want to stagnate). I’m simplifying my technique and going for a more casual, hand-drawn look, even if it is still vector.

Style comparison

Patterns, old and new:

Nautical collection - May 2013
May 2013. Ick. Too many colors.

 

Nautical collection - March 2014
March 2014
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What a difference 10 months make. I’m constantly learning and growing and I love that it shows in my work 🙂