We've been working on this cute little taco party print this week and am very excited to debut it on the BSD blog! This idea came about when our dear friends C&G decided to host a fun taco party (also known as a taquita) for their baby shower. Bite-sized Doodles jumped at the opportunity to design the invitations for the event.

With such cute icons at hand, it definitely made sense to take the next step and turn them into a fun print set. This was our first time putting together a tossed pattern and the result turned out surprisingly well. We still have a long way to go with surface pattern design but it definitely helped to have these colourful icons to play with. Can't wait for Baby S to arrive and help model these items!

Needless to say, we were all starving by the time we were done. Luckily, tacos and burritos were only a quick phone call away and we rewarded ourselves by stuffing our faces silly.

What do you think? Any tips or feedback can be left in the comments!

Updated: Sep 3, 2018

We were recently introduced to Sketchbook Skool and on a whim decided to sign up for Nate Padavick's Illustrating Maps class. The first maps that BSD designed was for the #ABandCDay a few months back and the whole map design process was done by trial-and-error. We sure wish we had taken the class before then because in the class, Nate gives his students a lot of pointers on how to breakdown the map design process into little segments as well as how to streamline the entire design process. Even though this new map is much more complex than the wedding maps, the same amount of time was probably spent on the two. Thanks, Nate!

Anyway, more about this project. We decided to pick a project that was close to heart - The Happy Valley neighbourhood in Hong Kong. We identified our favourite hangouts (places to eat, drink, hangout) and even added a few easter eggs that locals would appreciate. Can you find them?

Here are some process images and highlights of our favourite parts of the map!

Sketches of the key places in Happy Valley - they fall under these categories: 1) landmarks 2) restaurants 3) stores 4) environmental details. Which is your favourite?

Can't come to Happy Valley and not do a night at the races!

Trickest part of this project was making all of the Chinese restaurant icons different! The key was in the little details such as the thousand year egg at Tasty and the egg noodles at Mak Siu Kee. Also, dead frogs for sale today anyone?

What are your favourite icons? Let us know in the comments below!