Starting off some work for a competition today, all to do with colour and surface pattern design. Here are some things I have been playing around with. I used a colour palette generator here where you put the URL of an image and it gives you a set of colours from that image. I find it really helps as a starting point even if you then edit the colours after.
Can I just mention how much I love the moomins?! Tove Jansson is one of my favourite illustrators and I really love the cover shown above. See this blog post over on my other blog account about when I found a load of Moomin models where I live back home .